Bendy Phones

21 Nov

No more smashed smart phone screens….possibly??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU2nG9qy6vs

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2236234/Samsung-set-market-bendable-mobile-screens-year.html

Source: (mail online)

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17 Responses to “Bendy Phones”

  1. 04ac November 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

    This is a really cool idea and would probably end up saving people a load of money due to smashed screens! In the YouTube video the screen does appear to look a bit strange but Samsung have obviously modified the screen as the picture in the Daily Mail article seems to show a more marketable appearance of the phone!

    • timh88 November 22, 2012 at 11:26 am #

      Thanks for the comments. I reckon it will be another few years before this technology is perfected for mainstream use.

  2. ronanisbp November 22, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    God knows I could have done with this on a few nights out, I’ve spent a small fortune on paying to get my screen fixed. I agree that the screen does look a bit strange in the youtube clip.

    • tim halpin November 22, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Thanks for the comments. I reckon it will be another few years before this technology is perfected for mainstream use.

    • davidoppermann November 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Yes there is a specific niche in the market, a break-less screen. But it looks like it lacks practicality, if it’s touchscreen you can forget using the touchscreen. Ronanisbp i’d rather be able to text someone on a night then a small risk in smashing the screen. I’m predicting this new innovation will not do well on a global scale. Samsung are just showing off! Possible BYOD for the enterprise? ha

      • timh88 November 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

        Could may well be a gimmick. Ha, potential homogeneous BYOD!

  3. blackbird333 November 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    This is an interesting idea. There is a market for unbreakable mobile phone screens and I myself have many friends that have broken screens from carelessness. However, I am still not sure if I would want to buy this device. I think it looks strange and would be cautious of how effective it would be.

    • timh88 November 23, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

      I does look like its been left out in the sun for a bit too long

  4. paulh91 November 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    It would be interesting to see if Apple could improve on this idea by Samsung. An unbreakable mobile phone is one thing but a plastic bendy mobile phone is just awkward.

  5. d112221671 November 25, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Hi, I heard of this idea before maybe a year or so ago but nothing since! Came across this Nokia prototype, I thought it looked a bit more commercial and could actually see people with it. Also thought it was interesting that it seems that there are a few companies trying this out, maybe it will create a competition to bring it to market first! Heres the video showing the Nokia phone I found! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuqAzdmsBWE

  6. timh88 November 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    The Nokia version does look a lot more streamlined and marketable d112221671. I agree paulh91 that the Samsung version would be quite bulky if folded over like a wallet.

    • irishtechylad November 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      Very Innovative I must say, but its simply not going to sell. The design is appalling to be honest. Having one of these contraptions would nearly place you in the same category as this chap. See youtube video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWfqkrAM8IY In saying that there is a huge market there for such a phone, but it will all come down to the design of it, if it is to be come a success.

  7. d112221671 November 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Thats a great link irishtechylad! Just shows how new technologies can very quickly become the norm in a relatively very short amount of time!

    • irishtechylad November 27, 2012 at 11:53 am #

      Thanks d112221671. Ya I agree.The constantly evolving rate of speed of our technology will have us communicating telepathicly in years to come i’d say. Whos knows? But ya I found that video quite amusing, it brought me back to the days of the early motorola mobile phone which was actually my first mobile phone. I think it was called Motorola Modulus A130. I called it ‘the brick’. lol!

  8. jamesdaly1990 November 27, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    Fascinating concept. Nokia seem to have a more marketable Bendy Phone here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tuqAzdmsBWE
    but again is it what the people want. Interesting blog however, Timh88.

    • timh88 November 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

      Thanks for the reply jamesdaly1990. I agree that the Nokia phone seems more marketable. However, Samsung have a firmer grip on the Android market than Nokia. If Samsung are able to perfect the design I would imagine that it would do a lot better then the Nokia version

      • jamesdaly1990 November 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

        With Nokia signing contracts to use Windows OS, who knows whether Android will be able to maintain its healthy market dominance over Apple and Windows?

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