Coming Soon - A Smart Phone That Curls Up!

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Cell phones have sure come a long way since the first 2.5 lb monster was unveiled just 40 years ago. Thanks to innovative companies like Apple Inc., we have evolved from keypad to touch-screen. But if you think that we are done with phone innovation, think again - Thanks to some Canadian inventors we may soon be swapping our rigid & thick (yes thick!), smart devices with flexible, paper-thin versions.

Dubbed MorePhone, this new device is the brainchild of a team of researchers from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Built on the flexible screen technology that has been developed by UK-based Plastic Logic, it is capable of doing everything current smart phones can do, except in a much cooler way, thanks to its shape-changing body!

That means instead of ringing or vibrating when a text, call or e-mail comes in, it simply curls up. What's even cooler is that thanks to the shape memory alloy wires embedded inside, the 'type' of curl can be customized. For example, a curl on the top right hand corner could indicate an incoming text, whilst one on the bottom could signal an e-mail. As for when a call comes in? The entire phone can curl up into a ball and if the user wishes to ignore it, all he/she has to do, is uncurl it!

However, don't toss out those rigid, thick smart phones yet. That's because the MorePhone, which was unveiled at a technology conference in Paris last week, is still very much in the prototype stage and probably not available for purchase, for another 5-8 years!

Resources: gizmag.com,ctvnews.ca

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  • rosepinklegend3
    rosepinklegend3Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9:33 am
    I think apple is prob the best brand
    • kittylover111
      kittylover111Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:45 am
      What??!!! HOW???!!!!!!
      • player_saf
        player_safSunday, December 27, 2020 at 11:29 pm
        i would rather have a samsung galaxy note 20 ultra
        • coolcat170811Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 5:40 pm
          I would rather have an iphoneX
          • posyWednesday, July 10, 2019 at 12:38 am
            i knew that
            • inventor
              inventorThursday, May 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm
              wow
              • gecko goesTuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:07 am
                cool
                • shootingstars
                  shootingstarsFriday, January 25, 2019 at 6:16 am
                  What...... COOL! :D
                  • coolman27
                    coolman27Monday, October 26, 2020 at 4:51 am
                    they do not work
                  • sunsetstars
                    sunsetstarsThursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:53 am
                    its looks like paper but its cool😀
                    • iceskatingqueen
                      iceskatingqueenWednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:57 pm
                      Cell phones have came a long way since now! That is really really cool. But it doesn’t look that real. I wonder how they made that.
                      • iceskatingqueen
                        iceskatingqueenWednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:58 pm
                        Anyway it does look like paper though