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PHOTOS: Bendable phones, foldable screens and digital paper

Last updated on: November 8, 2011 18:35 IST

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Recently, CNN featured an article about Nokia's announcement to release a bendable cell phone. Not only will bend-ability make phones more durable, but will allow for interesting new features to your phone.

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If all plays out well, bending the screen in a specific way will allow you to scroll up and down or zoom in and out. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to foreseeable technological developments. We are truly living in a great age for technology!

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The bendable phone could become available as early as 2012. Nokia isn't the only company that is offering this technology either.

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Samsung has also jumped on the bandwagon and plans to quickly extend this technology to tablets as well. So, what can this bendable technology lead to? Here are a few possibilities:

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Foldable screens

Foldable screens are vastly different than bendable screens. A foldable screen would be able to fit into your pocket like a cell phone, but then fold out into the size of a tablet if you so desire.

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Another possible idea is to have the screen not necessarily be foldable, but rollable. It would be like regressing back to the days of ancient Egypt and carrying around scrolls again. Except these scrolls will have all the information of the world at the swipe of a fingertip -- a bit more advanced than what they had four-thousand years ago.

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Imagine going to restaurants and being able to see a menu a pad built into the table top. Or picture that you are taking your daily commute on the subway and having your paper thin e-book reader conveniently at your disposal. Just think at how fashion will change if we don't have to have pockets to stash our over-sized smart phones in.

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There won't be any need to carry wallets or money either since financial transactions will all be digitised and you'll be able to use your digital paper to carry out any transactions.

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There won't be any need to carry wallets or money either since financial transactions will all be digitised and you'll be able to use your digital paper to carry out any transactions.

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Now if only they can solve the dilemma of having to have batteries to make all this great technology run! If they can get the battery problem resolved the options for digital equipment will truly become unlimited. Appreciate the fact that you are living through a great age for technology.

Who knows where we'll be in ten, twenty, or even fifty years?

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