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Hey, I saw this pop up on a few sites but i could only find one site with a decent length article about it on Google News.
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Polyvision have unveiled a prototype that uses very interesting technology called PowerGlass which provides the power for the thin film in the center, the PowerGlass is touch sensitive and as you can see in the pictures the components are clearly visible through the glass, currently technology does not support transparent phone screens hence they made their own.

Looks pretty good, i know there has been a few prototypes like this, but these guys are a major glass manufacturing company in Asia and the US, this might actually get of the ground.

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Don't know if I'd want this as a phone screen since the transparency may create a lot of background noise and distract from the content being displayed, but it would definitely be cool to have this embedded into house windows and surfaces
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Dat Nokia from Real Steal!

Yes it looks cool, but really what is the point? you really want people on the other side of your phone to be able to see what you are looking at all the time?
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Dat Nokia from Real Steal!

Yes it looks cool, but really what is the point? you really want people on the other side of your phone to be able to see what you are looking at all the time?

The idea behind transparent screens is augmented reality. On paper its a cool idea but in reality what i want in a phone is a high res screen and a slide out qwerty, essentially a micro laptop.
    
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Don't know if I'd want this as a phone screen since the transparency may create a lot of background noise and distract from the content being displayed, but it would definitely be cool to have this embedded into house windows and surfaces

Yeah, Check out Polyvisions website they have stuff very much like that, but this is the first real leap into full hi-res displays.

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Dat Nokia from Real Steal!

Yes it looks cool, but really what is the point? you really want people on the other side of your phone to be able to see what you are looking at all the time?

Well i see what you mean, but think of the other applications, heads up displays on cars etc.
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Finally, a way I can text and drive and still see right through my phone...jkjkjk


This is AWESOME!!!!! I can imagine us carrying around just slates of glass for tablets!
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Darn, we are in the future soon! SOON! I've seen too many sci-fi movies!

 
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Should not be for smartphones or tablets.
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The idea behind transparent screens is augmented reality. On paper its a cool idea but in reality what i want in a phone is a high res screen and a slide out qwerty, essentially a micro laptop.

I agree, Augmented reality is fast becoming the new must have tech, i'd like to see this implemented on glasses and things like eye protection, or where having a small device isn't practical.

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Finally, a way I can text and drive and still see right through my phone...jkjkjk

This is AWESOME!!!!! I can imagine us carrying around just slates of glass for tablets!

HAHA! i doubt they'd let you do that, but it is an interesting prospect, maybe HUD on car screens?
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Eye wear would be awesome.
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