Clear Windows Phone discovered in Microsoft Lab

The Verge was granted access to Microsoft's model shop where super-top secret prototypes are created. While the 3D printer used to create these prototypes is really cool, towards the end of the video (around the 3.36 mark).  It may not be an actual working Windows Phone but the clear case is definitely an attention getter.

The clear Windows Phone was created to highlight the screen and likely never got any further on the drawing board.  Still, how well do you think a clear cased working Windows Phone would go over?

via: 1800pocketpc source: The Verge (opens in new tab) (YouTube)

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Honestly, it would be cool to have a clear plastic phone where I can see all the internal hardware.
  • I cannot even run the video in my HTC HD7 WP7. App isn't there... Anything before, this shud be fixed first...
  • I'd say it'll be quite a niche appeal but definitely an attention grabber!
  • I want one. Where do I sign?
  • Woud be a great toy for kids so they aspire to Windows Phone when they get older.
  • The future is here, we have replicators!
  • Nokia should be able to sort a clear Lumia 800, surely
  • Shouldn't be too hard. As I understand it the Lumia is made of polycarbonate. The visor on my motorbike lid is clear polycarbonate.
  • I think a clear phone would be extremely cool, although I am not sure how the screen would work, obviously it could not be transparent too, at least I don't believe it could be.
  • Either way I want one that is very cool
  • clean phone won't work just... looks cool on paper but you have a lighting, and heating problem. even if they made a clear case it would be still dark. look at your current phone right now and picture a clear case on it what woudl you see? nothing screen would take up 98% of the view on the sides you'd barely be able to make out an circuit board and on the back you'd just see a battery. not so cool after all right?
  • Nice try shooting down a concept if you can't even spell.
  • Bleh. Reminds me of the 90's when a lot of electronics were see through. CD players, the N64, electronic toys... Very unattractive.
  • Nice...
  • I can't seem to watch this video on my Titan straight from the website.  I can launch other YouTube videos just fine though.  It says something about not having correct video format and lacking html5 support.  I thought IE for wp7 supported html5.