Bendable Prototype Smartphone in Action; Controls Apps as it Bends

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  1. dgstorm

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    We are still some distance in time away from having fully functional bendable retail market smartphones, but they took a big step forward toward reality recently. AUO is a smartphone OEM in China, and they just showed off an animated gif of their new prototype bendable smartphone in action. [Please check out the animated gif in the thread below]

    The device is actually able to use the bending of the phone as a control mechanism for the app running on it. We aren't sure how useful this particular "feature" will be in the real world, but it's intriguing to see functioning regardless. Here's a quote with a few more details,

    What year do you predict we will see the first truly flexible (in functionality as well as form) smartphone hit the market?
     
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    Here's that animated gif of the bendable AUO smartphone:

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    Source for the animated gif: Engadget China
     
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    Hmmmm....one of those features that I can't see as being that functional/practical, until developers do something to make me realize it's the greatest thing ever!

    It's innovative, but I generally shun any smartphone or action requiring two hands to FULLY interact.
     
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    I'll still with Pinch and Pull for Zooming
     
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    I'm just waiting for a touch smartphone that folds. A La a flip phone.