At Nokia World, CNET spotted this batshit crazy flexible Nokia phone. Yes. Flexible. As in it's super bendy and twisty and gooey and freaking awesome. It sort of looks alien but the 'Nokia kinetic device' is real.
Look, this Fujitsu hybrid notebook/tablet is years and years away from existing. And by then, will we use the notebook form factor at all? Who knows, but I love this flexible, folding screen, which doesn't have a distracting middle hinge.
For some reason I'm skeptical that the one thing keeping newspaper readers from switching to E-Ink readers is the form factor, but that doesn't make this semi-transparent E-Ink newspaper display concept any less cool.
In future wars, our soldiers will be equipped with flexible, solar-powered computer displays on their wrists. And making it work has required a complete rethinking of how flexible displays are made.
That looks like fun. Gouging your hand into a display unit, sinking into the colored lights like Ewan McGregor into the carpet during his heroin-fuelled trip in Trainspotting. Impress, as the flexible display is called, runs on Arduino and sensors.
When I got up this morning, I threw my Kindle in my bag's padded courdoroy laptop sleeve like I always do. A few hours later, I pulled it out and it looked like this.
Samsung has unveiled an ultra-thin 'flapping' OLED screen at FPD International 2008, demonstrating the flexibility of the display by letting it bend and flutter in the wind. At a paper-thin .05mm, the 4-inch screen is still able to create an image of 480x272 pixels, with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and 100%…
Nokia's new Morph concept phone would use nanotechnology to give it a flexible body with a transparent display that could be re-shaped depending on the user's needs, a far cry from today's solid and chunky devices. Even the electronics inside it would be transparent and flexible, so the whole phone may be twisted and…
This is probably more fantasy than reality, but at Samsung's recent "Sdium" showroom in Korea earlier this week, the company was showing off radical-looking models of flexible displays. We especially like the Samsung SDI flexible display shown here, which is apparently rolled up within its two scrolls until you want…