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PaperPhone ups ante for thin smartphones

PaperPhone ups ante for thin smartphones

A super slim smartphone as thin as a single sheet of paper is to be unveiled next week, presumably sealing the hotly contested title of the world’s thinnest handset once and for all.

Check out the handset in action in the clip below

Dubbed the PaperPhone and developed by boffins at Queen’s University, the prototype handset is wholly flexible and features a UI that recalls the e-ink function of e-readers.

Users scribe directly onto the surface with a pen and turn pages in the corner much like a trad book. Making calls is apparently just a matter of squeezing the handset so that it curves.

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Roel Vertegaal, director of Queen’s University Human Media Lab, told the Vancouver Sun: "This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper. You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen."

In keeping with modern smarties, it can also be used to play music and as an e-reader and will offer plenty of memory for storage.

Source:

Vancouver Sun

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