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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  • 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
                  • 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