I’m sitting in my happy place at the minute, because I’ve read this press release a few times now and I’m still not entirely sure what Liquidmorphium is. Part of me believes that it’s something Superman is allergic to, or perhaps it’s something that the Pengiun used against Batman. I don’t know.
The people at Turing Robotic Industries Corp, who apprently aren’t an evil empire or a front for Dr. Evil, have made a phone which is made of the stuff. Liquidmorphium, as we all know, is an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver. This, obviously, provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel, protecting the phone from shock and screen breakage. Yes, yes, I know I’m telling you how to suck eggs. This kinda thing is just so simple.
Someone called S.Y.L. Chao, who’s the CEO, told us…
Our vision with the Turing Phone is to help mobile users navigate within a circle of trust.
The circle of trust? Isn’t that something out of “Meet the Fockers?”
Happy place… Happy place… Happy place…
So, he continues…
We’re beginning with the smartphone and plan to rapidly extend this technology into robotics and other domains linked to the Internet of Things, where security concerns are a huge impediment to innovation.
Turing Robotic Industries will probably be making the phone in Shenzhen, but they also have offices in California and San Francisco.
As you can see, we have pictures of the phone and they tell us that it will be available in August. Initially the phone will be sold unlocked but they are working with networks to hopefully deliver the handset that way by the end of this year. Called the TP7001, it’ll be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC CPU running at 2.5GHz and has 3GB RAM. There’s also either 16, 64 or 128GB storage.
The handset is 4G compatible and has the usual WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC. There’s a fingerprint reader, 3000 mAh battery, wireless charging and that screen is a 5.5″ FHD 1920x1080p unit. You can also expect a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual flash and a front-facing 8 megapixel shooter. It’ll run on Android 5.0 with a Turing UI on top. We kinda hope that the metal will somehow melt and regenerate itself magically or something.
We’ve asked for a bit more info on the phone but until then there’s a press release below..
Turing Robotic Industries to launch first Turing Phone
Groundbreaking device brings unprecedented materials and authentication technology to the smartphone market
San Francisco – April 23, 2015 – Turing Robotic Industries (TRI), the pioneer in trustworthy mobile device technology, today announced that its flagship Turing Phone will launch in summer, 2015. The first-of-its-kind smartphone is a breakthrough in trustworthy communications and mobile engineering.
Using TRI’s decentralized authentication technology, each Turing Phone is capable of directly verifying the identity of other Turing devices without the need for a third-party Key Center. This end-to-end authentication creates a protected communications network that is entirely insulated from cyber-threats and privacy intrusions. Within this circle of trust, users can exchange sensitive data such as social security numbers or bank wiring instructions and know that the information will reach only the device intended.
TRI’s technology provides a dramatic improvement over the logic of Identity-Based Encryption, because both the master public key and the unique private key are anonymously pre-bundled into the phone.
“Building trustworthy communications on the mobile internet has been a challenge,” said S.Y.L. Chao, CEO of TRI. “Our vision with the Turing Phone is to help mobile users navigate within a circle of trust. We’re beginning with the smartphone and plan to rapidly extend this technology into robotics and other domains linked to the Internet of Things, where security concerns are a huge impediment to innovation.”
The Turing Phone also features a revolutionary design that is both tougher than conventional materials and more sustainable from a production perspective. The Turing Phone is molded from a single unit of LiquidmorphiumTM, an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel, protecting the phone from shock and screen breakage.
LiquidmorphiumTM was developed by Prof. Lugee Li, founder of New Technology and Material, Inc., andmaterial scientist Dr. Atakan Peker, co-inventor of the liquidmetal alloy. The Turing Phone body can be produced at a near 100 percent yield rate with minimal waste.
“With efficient production using LiquidmorphiumTM, the Turing Phone can be produced at a cost and scale that will allow trustworthy networks to develop exponentially,” says Li.
To learn more, visit www.turingri.com