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Flexible screen smartphone concept unveiled

Extreme smartphone concept

The WaView caught our attention immediately because we could not exactly pin down what it was at first glance. The smartphone looks like a flexible tablet and lamp, but could that be the case? According to YankoDesign, this smartphone “serenades as a lampshade (charging cradle) when not in use. The design explores the usage of flexible LED screen to the hilt. Moreover the screen is a tad bit exaggerated to mimic a curvy tablet.”

We are seeing a variety of smartphone concepts hit the market, many of which are flexible and rely on nanotechnologies, a promising future for the devices. We are also seeing concepts that are multi-functional and more complex rather than the Apple concept of streamlining and simplifying everything – could this be the wave of the next generation of smartphones?

It is hard to imagine picking up a base that becomes a wide touchscreen and ultimately a lamp – is it too Minority Report, or would you check your email on your flexible lamp?


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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Roland Estrada

    December 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Not a chance!! First, too big. Second, too big. Third, plastic screen. You gotta love these fanciful vapor gadgets. I'll stick with my iPhone. Did I mention it's also impractical.

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