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?