World’s first bendable PaperPhone

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Mobile
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Have you ever come across a PaperPhone with features like that of a Smartphone?

A group of Researcher’s at the Queen’s university in Canada have come up with an unbelievable Smartphone.

The device which is a PaperPhone has the ability to bend. It also acts as a Smartphone.

This PaperPhone will make its public debut on May 10, 2011 at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Vancouver.

If you are irritated with the bulge in your pocket when you keep your phone, you need not worry anymore. This PaperPhone can easily bend itself and give the same size like that of your pocket.

The display of the phone is based on E Ink technology which is the same in e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and others. The display through E Ink makes the device easily flexible.

To operate the device one has to just press their thumb slightly downward and the device senses it. And managing the screen is just like flipping through the pages of a book.

This PaperPhone can do almost everything a Smartphone does. Like storing eBooks, keeping a list of contacts, playing music, and making calls.

The creator Roel Vertegaal believes that the device would be of great use because of its flexible features. Vertegaal told, “There have been only three display revolutions.’The first was CRT, the second was LCD, and the third is flexible displays. When I first got wind of them, I realized they were going to change everything.”

This device also has many advantages such as unbreakable, light weighted and easily hand held. This prototype alone costs $7,000-$10000 for production.


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