Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Nov 2013 12:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Remember the curved phone from LG, the LG G Flex? There's actually truth to its name. Not only does the back cover 'heal' from scratches, the phone itself is actually, honest-to-god flexible. It bends without breaking or damaging the phone. So yes, this device may look silly - but the future is peeking into the present here. Quite amazing.

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I don't get it
by leos on Thu 21st Nov 2013 05:21 UTC
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Yes this is a cool trick and a very cool feat of engineering. But what's the real world advantage of a flexible phone? I can't think of anything. Perhaps it is more robust to falls by absorbing some of the energy? They should do some drop tests on that.

Edited 2013-11-21 05:21 UTC

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RE: I don't get it
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 06:57 in reply to "I don't get it"
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I'm guessing the healing and flexibility properties are linked.

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RE: I don't get it
by FreeGamer on Thu 21st Nov 2013 12:07 in reply to "I don't get it"
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Phones get dropped, sat on, banged about. I've seen plenty of cracked screens and damaged cases. Usually a phone after a year or 2 looks like it has been in a war. I often accidentally put my phone in the same pocket as my keys.

Actually as phones have gotten bigger screens and more showy, people do seem to take better care of them, but still - robustness is not to be frowned upon. There are a lot of people who'll see that their clumsy habits won't result in damage.

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