Archive for May 9th, 2011

Is this the future of Smart Phones?

Monday, May 9th, 2011 by Roberto Saracco

There have been several announcements in the past few years on bendable screens and suggestions that once market ready they can be used to replace newspapers. Now a prototype has been developed showing how these technologies may change our ideas of smart phones.

The prototype has been developed by the Queen’s University Human Media Lab and will be shown this week at the Computer Human Interaction Conference in Vancouver.

Potentially it can be used also as a tablet although it is so thin and flexible that might be difficult to handle.

The color and resolution is a far cry from what we got used to but it will surely improve over time. It is interesting because it shows what is in store just round the corner and it enforces my vision of a future based on ubiquitous visual interfaces.