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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886 Comments
  • 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
            • 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
                • Gymnast girlSaturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:37 am
                  This don't look real but if it is it must be really cool!😎
                  • sdkhfidsf
                    sdkhfidsfSunday, September 16, 2018 at 10:23 am
                    wow
                    • KKMonday, October 23, 2017 at 11:28 am
                      COOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!