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Diamond-like Coating Will Protect Future Phones

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Jan 29, 2007, 1:42 PM   by (staff)

Nokia has received a patent for coating phones with an ultra tough diamond-like substance created with a graphite plasma. The plasma is bonded to the plastic phone casing with an electrical arc to create a coating that is both durable and anti-static to repel dirt and dust. This is similar to the process for creating man-made diamonds. Apple has also patented a technique to create diamond-like casings for phones, by extruding a Zirconia ceramic into case shape instead of coating a plastic case. According to Apple's filing, the Zirconia coating does not affect the phone's reception

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My basic a620... muchdrama Jan 29, 2007, 5:48 PM
 
 
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