LG Philips shows off bendy screen

by David

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They call it e-paper, but in reality it is probably neither one nor the other. But whatever it is called, it is most defiantly a next generation display screen. Being flexible it means that there are so many more possibilities for this to be introduced into, something like this if it works as good as they say it will, we can expect to see new ideas for computing and communications.

The brilliant people in the labs of LG Philips in South Korea have been working on this for some time, in fact the concept is not entirely new, we have seen various other electrical manufacturers come up with the same idea, but not on this scale. The LG Philips version is a mere 0.3 mm thick and is just under 40 cm’s from the top corner to the bottom, which puts it right into the laptop market.

The questions that need answering is what sort of resolution can we expect, they say that it will display just under 4100 colors. However it is still early days on this and no doubt we will be seeing many others pop up before we ever actually see any practical use of one, there are no immediate plans to put this into production or any mention of what product this is going to be integrated into.

Source [Engadget]

4 reviews or comments

Mark Says: May 15, 2007 at 4:59 am

Now THAT is cool! Most awesome. Imagine having a large enough one for placement on an unsightly angled wall…or big enough to wrap around a small room…talk about theater! Of course…that’ll probably never happen, but man…if I were Bill Gates I’d demand something like that be built for my home(s).

EEJ Says: May 15, 2007 at 6:26 am

I’m curious about the 4100 colors claim. Every picture I see in the media of E-paper like products shows green and black with grayscale differences.

4100 colors isnt going to by very pleasant if all of the colors are in the green to black portion of the spectrum.

Mike Regan Says: May 15, 2007 at 10:31 am

Very cool stuff. Imagine a newspaper in a lightweight frame, with a WiFi connection. Advertisements in the borders change as you walk by the shops you frequent, but the news stays the same as you walk by on the street. Or as you take the train to work, it updates with stock info, the time, weather and updated news. The whole thing could roll up and fit in your shoulder bag, or latptop case.

Britton Says: May 23, 2007 at 6:34 pm

Yeah I think they call those devices PDAs, and they are already doing the ad things in Japan and much of Europe.

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