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
  • LizTuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    THAT WAS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • We are so cute Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm
      That is interesting
      • TURDThursday, March 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm
        COOL
        • nobodyWednesday, March 23, 2016 at 5:34 am
          thats paper
          • ashton23
            ashton23Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:47 am
            I know right its fake I want one for proof
            • sunsetstars
              sunsetstarsThursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:53 am
              same but i mean it looks cool
          • DEZNUTSMonday, March 21, 2016 at 11:16 am
            SO COOL
            • Murphy GMonday, March 14, 2016 at 11:46 am
              Cool
              • HiMonday, March 14, 2016 at 10:43 am
                It is paper
                • PrincessAwesomeMonday, March 14, 2016 at 10:42 am
                  I'm totally going to buy it🤑😱
                  • mv
                    mvFriday, July 7, 2017 at 8:59 am
                    Why do you want to buy it! It must be a pain! No Headphone jack. Very light. And no color! The iPhone is way better! Trust me on that.
                    • grapefruit
                      grapefruitMonday, September 25, 2017 at 5:26 am
                      That's true. My advice: do not EVER stuff it in with your homework. NEVER do that.
                  • WonderfulMonday, March 14, 2016 at 10:40 am
                    Im happy
                    • AnimalloverMonday, March 14, 2016 at 10:40 am
                      This is awesome, I wish I had one!😀