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http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/7/7511317/sharp-free-form-display-nintendo-ces-2015

Just FYI the article has a bunch of pictures and it looks awesome.
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Sharp first showed off its unique Free-Form Displays last year, and the technology took on a whole other level of intrigue when it was reported that Nintendo would be the first customer — possibly for a new portable games console, or the company's mysterious sleep-tracking device. The latest prototypes are on display at CES 2015, so we thought we'd take a look for ourselves.

The displays are an evolution of Sharp's IGZO technology, and can be cut into virtually any shape
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Pretty cool.

You could make a pretty neat handheld with that. My only question would be durability for a display like that.

My kids are rough on their gear.
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Pretty cool.

You could make a pretty neat handheld with that. My only question would be durability for a display like that.

My kids are rough on their gear.

If it's pliable then it should be harder to break in theory. The reason why handhelds break is because they're so rigid and brittle.
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Combine this with Nvidia Tegra X1...

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Sounds like Nintendo is already working on DS4.

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sweet these are actually being used for something real! I can't wait.
post #7 of 36
Interesting that the demos use car systems since those get stuck into the dashboard where things like thickness and bezels don't matter as much.
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(Nintendo reportedly, inexplicably wants a doughnut-shaped display with a hole in the middle.)

Anyone got an idea on how Nintendo would even use this shape?
     
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Pr0n

If there's a single company I could name least likely to develop tech for that, it'd be Nintendo.
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If there's a single company I could name least likely to develop tech for that, it'd be Nintendo.

its 2014, everyone online is a potential consumer if they go that route!

on topic, I want every interface in my car replaced with those screens
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Quote:
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Interesting that the demos use car systems since those get stuck into the dashboard where things like thickness and bezels don't matter as much.
Anyone got an idea on how Nintendo would even use this shape?

Put an analog stick in the middle?
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