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Old 05-06-2011, 06:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A prototype flexible smartphone made of electronic paper has been created by Canadian researchers.
The PaperPhone can do all the things bulkier smartphones can do such as make and take calls, send messages, play music or display e-books.
The gadget triggers different functions and features when bent, folded and flexed at its corners or sides.
"Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years," said creator Dr Roel Vertegaal.
The device emerged from a collaboration between researchers at the Human Media Lab at Queen's University, Canada and Arizona State University's Motivational Environments Research group.
"This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper," said Dr Vertegaal in a statement. "You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen."
The millimetres thick prototype is built from the same e-ink technology found in Amazon's Kindle e-book reader and this is bonded to flex sensors and a touchscreen that interprets drawings and text written on it.
The prototype was created in order to investigate how easy it is for people to use bending and flexing to control such a device. The early version is connected to a laptop to interpret and record the ways test subjects flexed it.
Dr Vertegaal predicted that widespread use of larger versions of the PaperPhone might make the paperless office a reality.
The PaperPhone prototype will be on display on 10 May at the Computer Human Interaction conference in Vancouver.
At the same show the research team plan to show off a device they called the Snaplet. This device takes on different functions depending on how it is worn and bent.
The wristband is a watch when convex, a PDA when flat and a phone when concave.
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Eh, wouldn't this be OLED technology with a snazy new name?
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Wow... That is incredible. Sure cuts down on some of the bulk currently associated with smart phones. Have to wonder how durable they are, though.
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Eh, wouldn't this be OLED technology with a snazy new name?
No, because the OLED is just a screen. This is all the tech that's super thin. I've heard of them doing development on this stuff a while back.
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I want a waterproof phone that has 24hr+ heavy use battery life (for use not just standby crap) and an open hackable OS.

There's so much 'innovation' in phone tech but the battery life sucks and a coffee mishap will kill that 400 dollar smartphone.

And we have lacking phone OSes that require tedious jailbreaking to get to our specs.
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I don't need to jailbreak my phone to get what I want from it.
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I want a waterproof phone that has 24hr+ heavy use battery life (for use not just standby crap) and an open hackable OS.

There's so much 'innovation' in phone tech but the battery life sucks and a coffee mishap will kill that 400 dollar smartphone.

And we have lacking phone OSes that require tedious jailbreaking to get to our specs.
There are many reputable Brands that are waterproof, I have a Nokia that has faired well.

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I wonder how the flexible phone made from electronic paper does in your Pocket (wrinkles) or when it gets wet and sunbaked. It would be great in 'Hospital Bracelet' format with back-of-hand Projector/Touchpad.
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I want a waterproof phone that has 24hr+ heavy use battery life (for use not just standby crap).
Then you better stay away from Smartphones, or get a huge extended battery. Otherwise, it's not really going to happen. You have a portable computer in your pocket, running an already tiny LiOn battery. A lot of laptops don't even last as long as a smartphone does, and smartphones are only getting beefier and more powerful (dual-core CPU's in phones are out/coming out).
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