Denis Klanac
how fatigue affect the display? i see a lot of bending and twisting as part of it operability, this could be a problem.
Daniel Plata Baca
ultraviolet, but better
Yusuf Farooque
our future smartphones are here
Sam White
It seem\'s good, but I dont think id want to bend it all the time, I dont think the future looks so bright.
How thick and bendable are the batteries? What\'s at the other end of that wide flat cable? OK, it\'s an interesting prototype of a flexible display, and certainly adds an interesting 3rd dimension to multitouch. But I doubt it will show up as a totally bendable one piece phone in the next 5 years. Maybe it could have bluetooth connectivity to a separate rigid smartphone base station that resides in your pocket.
Bob Tackett
There are thin film, flexible speakers too, that could be put on this. Rigid components could be put at one end, and the rest rolled up.
Mark Hewitt
Remember Gene Roddenberry and his series Earth Final Conflict. MCI had placed their name on the flexible scanner phone - exactly like the one in the photos above. Science Fiction becomes reality again....
I\'ve always prided myself on being quite flexible (no pun intended) when it comes to technology, but somehow this just feels \'wrong\'. I think it\'s just because it seems to hurl us even quicker into our \'disposable\' society. This could not possibly have a physical life of more than a year, probably less. They will most likely get around this by making the units themselves pretty cheap to buy. But, what\'s wrong with making things that last? I mean, even right now when we treat ourselves to the newest and best..say a new\'s actually nearly obsolete by the time we get it home and set up. I have seen this firsthand when I bought a laptop while visiting my daughter. When I got home I decided I didn\'t really like it, but since I bought it at a \'non big box\' store, returning it would have meant sending it to my daughter and having her exchange it. I decided to sell it myself, and advertised it on Craig\'s list for about 10% less than I paid. NOBODY would come near to my asking price, even though if they tried buying it \'new\' (unboxed) it would have cost them a lot more than I was asking. In the end I DID send it back to my daughter. The store owners were great and only charged me a $20 \'restocking\' fee, and gave me the cash back rather than a store credit or something useless to me. Still, it is crazy how quickly things lose value in our society. What will we pass down to our children? Certainly not our outdated tech items. (Even furniture is unlikely to become a \'heirloom\' any more!) Oh well, life marches on.
James Stutsman
Guy Martin
I agree with Mark Hewitt. This is certainly a step forward to that MCI phone shown in that TV show. I think that form factor is an obvious evolution of all of our mobile devices in one. A roll out screen is practical simply because you could roll out only what screen you would need. After that, screens will no longer be needed as we will be able to directly interact with a holographic display, much like what Tony Stark does in Iron Man 2.