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post #11 of 26
lol i thought it said you interact with it by blending it into a cell phone
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post #12 of 26
Looks pretty clunky if you ask me. They *still* need to work on eliminating wires. Flexible displays of the future will be disposable... that's their competitive advantage in the future.

Nothing beats the interactive qualities of the touchscreen in a hand held device.
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post #13 of 26
Great! No instead of worrying about dropping my next phone, I have to worry about tearing it
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post #14 of 26
I don't know about most people, but I feel a touchscreen would be faster and more responsive than bending a piece of paper to execute commands.
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Quote:
“This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,”

Blanket statement is fail.
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post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirmie;13382346 
Oh cool, you can make foldable interactive screens. So, how are the foldable every other part of a cellphone or tablet going

How about a small phone with a 10" folding screen? We can get most of the working components of a smart phone into a very small package, with the notable exception of the battery, the only thing that really determines the size is the interface; buttons have to be big enough to press and screens have to be big enough to see.
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Great! No instead of worrying about dropping my next phone, I have to worry about tearing it

From the pictures and videos in the article it looks like it is either made of plastic or coated in plastic. Ever torn a credit card in half? No? How about a milk carton? Go try it (drink the milk first!), you will find that plastic can be very resistant to tearing.
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post #17 of 26
Not convinced this is the future, but a somewhat cool idea. Personally I'd rather have a touch screen then a display where you had to mess with a bunch of bending commands; make it more difficult to navigate?? No thank you.

The display has a loooong ways to go too, it looks like you're playing with a flexible GameBoy. Reminds me of the newspapers you see in Harry Potter.
Quote:
“This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,” says creator Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen’s University Human Media Lab
This is just the creator trying to be a salesman.
Edited by whitingnick - 5/9/11 at 12:05am
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post #18 of 26
Don't care about this anymore. I'm more interested in phones as fast as a desktop while giving the same if not better video performance at their (phones') max resolution. All these "non-efficient" methods of changing the phone design is not doing anything good for us. The phone has nearly been perfected. A folding concept for input commands is not going to do anything special.

And frankly, if it does, just quit from the industry. We don't need products being dumbed down any further. I'm sick of seeing tablets hold tech from 10 years ago in a small form factor. We lived those days already, we don't need to repeat them in terms of tech. Shockwave games show better quality then most phones/tablets. This is sickening.
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...I wonder how well a paper PC can fold.
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post #20 of 26
So are we going to use flexible paper or self healing polymers?
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