PHOTO: Samsung to release twistable, bendable, flexible phone (Why? Who knows!)
In technology, size is about to become a whole lot less important. It seems that the new trend is flexibility. Samsung is currently working on producing a cellphone that does what no other cellphone can do, as of yet – it bends. That’s right; the electronics geniuses at Samsung are working to produce a flexible phone with a twist-able, bendable and roll-able screen. Why? Who knows!
Selling ordinary cellular telephones that make calls to people (like a telephone should) is not good enough for people these days. A phone needs to look cool, have the best camera (digital camera quality), the easiest texting options, internet capabilities and now… flexibility. Now the phone company, hailing from South Korea, plans on pushing these Gumby-type phones as early as next year. The company is in the final stages of product development.
Using organic light emitting diodes, the company was able to produce their innovative new product. The thinness of the organic light emitting diodes permits developers to put them on flexible materials. Samsung is not the only electronics company to have figured this out. Sony and LG, from Japan, have produced prototypes using organic light emitting diodes already.
Samsung has promised Wall Street that they will release their new product in the first half of the coming year. Their flexible new product might be the S4, which they have so far remained “mum” on. The advantage that Samsung has by pushing their flexible products out first is that they will stand out as something both original and different on the market right now; something that they will need to stay ahead of the curve.