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Bendable screen? really!
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Posted 1/12/13 , edited 1/12/13
What if you have the phone in portrait mode but then could roll out the OLED screen out the side of your phone making the screen more than twice the size to watch a movie on it? Now that's an idea for practical use of flexible screens. I would be watching Crunchyroll on my phone with a 7-9" screen that fit in my pocket.
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Posted 1/12/13
Why not? You could eventually have a tablet, not a phone, that can fit in your pocket, but unfold to something like a 21" monitor. I think that would be awesome.
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Posted 1/12/13

mystic17 wrote:

I wouldn't buy it. I guess it serves a good purpose, so that your phone screen won't be broken easily.


I'm sure if you bend it too far it will break. It being bendable means you'll probably bend it on accident and won't get a refund because they will claim "You abused the feature."
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taichi556 wrote:

The point of the bendable phone is not so you may enjoy its elasticity. It actually serves multiple rather practical purposes. Not only does it protect the phone from damage, but it's even far more convenient to place in your pocket. Normally a phone wastes far more space in your pocket than it should since it cannot consolidate space; however, this bendable phones allows it to conform to the shape of your pocket. This not only frees up space in your pocket, but would even be more comfortable to carry around.


Finally someone smart points out the good and useful qualities of it. It's just like when the iPad was first announced, and everyone was doubting it and saying it was stupid. Now it's huge. Watch it be the same case with this :|
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Posted 1/12/13 , edited 1/12/13
This is already implemented inside the Galaxy S3. They're only showing it off because they can't come up with some good ideas. Some high end phones like iphone 5 still don't have this which is pretty sad. Apple's motto is "innovation and revolution". I don't see them coming up with new ideas.

EDIT: I forgot one more thing, Samsung made a 55inch HD T.V with the same thing that's use on this new bendable phone. It's thin as hell. Search LinusTechTips and watch his CES 2013 videos, you'll find most of the new stuff that's in CES 2013.
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Hey the feature is simple now but after a few years it could expand (pardon any puns). Simple features can multiply and compound into advanced stuff give it a few more years of tinkering and it could be useful. I.e. Increased impact resistance, lightweight, and the already mentioned fact that this could be very compact for storage. It could turn into something similar to the phones in most future based anime though for now it wouldn't be holographic but a roll out sheet.

Though, This may later become a swept under the rug feature similar to multi-touch displays companies like Microsoft and Apple spent years trying to perfect it and now most people don't even think about it on the new phones that are coming out.
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Posted 1/13/13
Sigh. I wish we can have phones that we never ever have to recharge.
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kennk5 wrote:


My take on the idea isn't a bendable screen but an expandable screen 4 to 6 times the phone size.
Tech isn't to far from achieving that very soon.


And that is the smart-phone I've been waiting for 2-3 years now!
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Posted 1/13/13
I remember a friend of mine tell me of these types of screen a few years ago, just they were more for other applications. These included a high tech bendable design that could be applied as light up wallpaper and a pen with a retractable screen in it (the screen was wrapped around the inside of the pen).
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Posted 1/13/13
That sounds...AWESOME!

I guess the screen will be harder to crack if you drop it. Like I have done so many times with my iPod touch and Android cellphones.
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Posted 1/13/13
Put it this way if it was a choice between a bendy screen and a laser beam mounted onto it, Id choose the laser!
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Posted 1/13/13
it's actually pretty nifty...too many people drop their phones often...they can save on repairs
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Posted 1/13/13
Society these days
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Posted 1/13/13
The bendable screen has a myriad of advantages:

1) More durable
2) Potentially cheaper manufacturing process - you can "print" the phone instead of having to assemble it.
3) The bendable screen can be affixed to many more surfaces than a flat screen. A phone might not actually be bendable, but might be shaped so it is easier to use. The bendable screen also has other applications in other sectors. You could put these screens on just about anything - cans of food, telephone poles, etc etc...
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