Folding Screens

How about a smartphone that has a screen that folds out to increase its size?  Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute has developed one that opens to 5 inches. They’ve posted a slideshow of a mock-up to give you an idea of how it works.

It takes the shape of a rectangle, as most smartphones do.  It then opens like a book, not a flip-up phone.  The bottom half the phone is a keyboard; the top half the screen.  Slide the keyboard down and you see the rest of the screen.  Only a small section of about 1 centimeter actually folds; the rest of the screen is flat.  (The line you can see in the middle of the screen in the image at the left is a task bar, not a break in the screen.)

[from NetworkWorld]

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