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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Foldable smartphone transforms into tablet, laptop

Foldable smartphone transforms into tablet, laptop



    Foldable smartphone transforms into tablet, laptop

Foldable smartphone transforms into tablet, laptop

Scientists have developed the world’s first foldable smartphone that changes to a tablet and a notebook using a set of screens and hinges.

 

The shape changing smartphone allows users to fold open up to three flexible electrophoretic displays to provide extra screen real estate, the amount of space available on a display, when needed. Displays are detachable such that users can fold the device into various shapes that can range from an ultra notebook shape to a foldout map.

 

“In PaperFold, each display tile can act independently or as part of a single system,” said Dr Vertegaal, a professor in the School of Computing and director of the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University, Canada.