Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jan 2013 22:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is so cool, and defeninitely the future of mobile phone displays. Samsung demonstrated a prototype phone with a flexible display. Flexible displays will be more resilient than the stuff we use today, and if we ever get around to developing flexible PCBs and batteries, we'll be golden. I long for sturdy, shatterproof devices.
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RE[2]: I'm with the verge
by zima on Wed 16th Jan 2013 23:13 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm with the verge"
zima
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Personally, I think, the biggest use for flex is when we get to fold-able devices (roll-able naturally comes first though.)

Rollable might be more eye-catching on trade shows, but historically we already moved away from it: we moved from scrolls to flat books - generally with at most one fold (and I also doubt folding displays will catch on; they will be probably more about various new shapes possible during manufacturing)

Of course, magnetically (or some other detachable mechanism) attached displays would also be an option and would probably be simpler to implement. It also allows for better expandability...

But we generally move away from expandability. Reminds me about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_computer#The_Home_Computer_.22Rev... - it didn't come to pass because we overestimated the costs of every gadget including its own CPU, and underestimated costs and complexity of interlinks.

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