Butterfly Wing Phone Screen
Science fiction writer William Gibson, that describer of future gadgets, imagined a cellphone with a much larger screen:
"We'll key that to the image on this phone." He took an elegant modular unit from the bag and placed it in front of her. A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently from the top of the unit and immediately grew rigid. She had once watched a butterfly emerge into the world, and seen the transformation of its drying wings. "How is that done?" she asked...
Korean inventor Hong Jeong is getting close with his new two-screen cell phone concept design.
(Read more about Gibson's polycarbon phone screen)
(Two screen cell phone design)
The idea is that the device is usable as a phone, with a form factor that you would expect. However, the secondary screen folds out for easy web browsing; the two screens can form a single "wide-screen" (so to speak) display, with the page flowing across the two screens.
Patent applied for.
Take a look at this Origami Cell Phone Concept, which is more beautiful but harder to realize with today's technology.
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