Philips demo flexible LCD screen

I see on that Philips have showcased a new flexible LCD display (see below):
Philips flexible LCD screen

The new LCD is on display at the IFA consumer electronics expo in Berlin where Philips are demonstrating a concept PDA, the Readius, which uses flexible LCD technology. The Readius is a pocket-size “e-reader” which rolls out to provide a 5-inch monochrome screen with a resolution of 320 by 240 pixels.

Philips Readius using the flexible LCD screen

The compact unit can roll up into a 100x60x20mm rectangular prism. Devices like the Readius could create a new wave of phones and PDA’s with large screens and pocket-friendly sizes.

Edited to add:
Thinking further about this – I can see a time in the not-too-distant future when touch-sensitive screens are seperated from the main body of mobile phones and are worn (on the wrist, for example), connected to the body of the phone using Bluetooth. This would allow for larger displays without having to carry a larger pocket-unfriendly phone!

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  2. Hello,
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  3. That’s a cool e-reader!!! I can’t wait for those kind of designs to be used on UMPCs and mobile phones. That e-reader has a similar design concept to a phone used in one very old Sci-Fi TV show called “Earth:Final Conflict”. If you’re intrested have a look at the phone at:

  4. are these screens available for purchase individually yet? Are there available samples? Would like more info… Thanks!

  5. Could these screen be having touch-screen functionality and handwriting recognition features.

  6. I am doing a school design project at the Academy of Art University and I would like to buy or possible get a sample of the flexible screen. I would greatly appreciate a response. My Cell phone is (760) 832-1959. Thanks, Kyle Hay.

  7. Hi,

    I was wondering if this is available commercially and where can I get my hands on one…..

  8. Hello,
    I’m interested in this technology for crafting applications, and would like to have more information.
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  9. Hi can I PLEASE get more information on this. I am a graduate student studying Technology and Design and I would love to learn more about this product

  10. Hi, I would like to get more information about your product and how much for a sample? I’m interested in using it for something I’m designing.

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  11. I’m interested in your LCD screen and was wondering how much for a sample. I’m in the middle of a project and your LCD screen would be ideal.

  12. Hello,

    We are very interested in the flexible LCD technology and are currently researching new display technologies to deploy within our digital signage networks within the UK.

    Please could somebody contact me on:

    01582 45 666 5

    Lee Rees

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    Unit 5 Barn Court
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    LU1 3ET

  13. I am interested in finding a consultant on this technology to help me on a new product involving this flexible technology. Do you know anyone you could recommend? Also, how much is a flexible screen and can I get a sample?

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