While this is the future of displays, I can’t help but think there will be a large “scroll” feel to them, since the battery and perhaps storage still needs a place to reside. I am actually quite happy with my HTC Evo 4G LTE, it is light, powerful, and looks good. And, as a smoker, a flexible display which could burn through easily makes me squeamish.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
For the past two decades, the Dutch electronics conglomerate has been working with the British researchers on the so-called source-gated transistor (SGT), a type of transistor that controls the electric current just as it enters the semiconductor — this allows for lower energy consumption and lower risks of circuit malfunction, both of which are crucial for the emerging field of flexible electronics.