Butterfly Wing Phone Screen

Science fiction writer William Gibson, that describer of future gadgets, imagined a cellphone with a much larger screen:

"We'll key that to the image on this phone." He took an elegant modular unit from the bag and placed it in front of her. A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently from the top of the unit and immediately grew rigid. She had once watched a butterfly emerge into the world, and seen the transformation of its drying wings. "How is that done?" she asked...
(Read more about Gibson's polycarbon phone screen)
Korean inventor Hong Jeong is getting close with his new two-screen cell phone concept design.

(Two screen cell phone design)

The idea is that the device is usable as a phone, with a form factor that you would expect. However, the secondary screen folds out for easy web browsing; the two screens can form a single "wide-screen" (so to speak) display, with the page flowing across the two screens.

Patent applied for.

Take a look at this Origami Cell Phone Concept, which is more beautiful but harder to realize with today's technology.

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