Mind you, this is not a “Green” concept and neither does it claim to be “Eco
Friendly”. It’s just a helpful solution for a tricky situation. The
situation being: you running out of juice on your mobile phone. So what
do you do? Remove the battery from the back of the phone; give it a few
good turns around your index finger and its gathered enough power to
last you a conversation or a safe trip to your charger and electric
Designers: Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee
LG Display unveils newspaper-size flexible e-paper
LG Display has announced its development of a newspaper-size flexible
e-paper. The 19-inch wide (250x400mm) flexible e-paper is almost as big
as a page of A3 sized newspaper. The product is optimized for an
e-newspaper and able to convey the feeling of reading an actual
newspaper. Additionally, as the product measures 0.3 millimeters thin,
the e-paper weighs just 130 grams despite its 19-inch size.
LG Display arranged TFT on metal foil rather than glass substrate,
allowing the e-paper display to recover its original shape after being
bent. The use of a metal foil substrate makes the e-paper both flexible
and durable while maintaining display qualities. In particular, LG
Display applied GIP (gate-in-panel) technology which integrates the gate
driver IC onto the panel. This improves its flexibility by removing
driver ICs which are attached to the side of panel and hinder the
bending of the display.
CTO and executive VP of LG Display, In Jae Chung said, “Our
development of the world’s largest flexible display has opened up a new
market in the next-generation display sector of e-paper. As the e-paper
market is growing at a rapid pace, LG Display will continue to deliver
new value to customers and the market through industry-leading
technologies and differentiated products.”
Meanwhile LG Display plans to launch mass production of an 11.5-inch flexible e-paper display in the first half of 2010.
LG Display cited DisplaySearch saying that the e-book market will
grow from approximately US$370 million in 2009 to US$1.2 billion in 2011
and to US$1.73 billion in 2015.
Nokia GEM Phone Concept Transforms Its Entire Body Into a Touchscreen
Nokia has released an innovative and futuristic phone concept
called Nokia GEM phone. If you feel the display on the phone isn’t big
enough, how bout turning the entire handset into a touchscreen? This is
what Nokia GEM phone concept offers you. This futuristic phone was launched as part of the celebration of Nokia Research Center
25th anniversary. You can see that GEM has the ability to change its
appearance from camera to phone based on the functionality selected by
its user. In fact, this phone can display advertising messages on its
User could have the same image at different zoom levels, such as when
you read a map, it’s possible for you to zoom and pinch the map from
the rear of the phone while keeping the view of a large scale area on
the front. Smart idea huh?
Designer : Nokia
Jarkko Saunamäki, a senior design manager who led the team that invented
GEM, explained that using this future mobile phone, user can launch any
application and turn the mobile phone just like its active app. For
example when you launch a camera app, Nokia GEM phone concept will
automatically transform its body to look like a camera. The video
animation from Nokia demonstrates how user can take a photo and
transform the result to wrap around the whole device. There’s no need to
buy phone casing every month, when you get bored with the old theme,
you could just take a cool wallpaper photo and replace the exterior
appearance of your Nokia GEM phone.
In this video, you’ll be able to see how virtual buttons and logos
are located at both sides of the phone where you can easily browse them.
This concept also becomes one of Red Dot Award winning concepts 2011.
So, what do you think guys? Do you think Nokia GEM phone concept can beat iPhone?