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Date: 05/08/11 05:00 AM

45 Responses to World`s First Flexible Smartphone

  1. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    May 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Link: World`s First Flexible Smartphone - Invented in Canada! Canada?
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    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
    217 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:13 am
    i like where this is going, but i can imagine being very frustrated and bending it til it snaps out of frustration begore trying to screw it up like the paper it represents.

    as posted here in march, this is what ill be having when the times right...

    Laptop Bracelet
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:18 am
    Fake! Canada isn`t a real place.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:42 am
    Bending interface?? Really? Worst idea ever.
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    blounsb999 Male 40-49
    183 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:57 am
    My thing is that the cell phones are too thin and too small already. Not to mention bending a printed circuit - let`s talk about a product designed to fail.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:59 am
    "Fake! Canada isn`t a real place."

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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 6:36 am
    interesting idea, and I think there is a place for flexible displays, but the bend gesture is stupid. Why bend the phone to select something when you can just press it? They are just over-engineering it.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 6:41 am
    it would take too long to do anything i`d much rather have a probably cheaper, slightly thicker iPhone
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 7:26 am
    Ok a flexible smartphone is NOT a bad idea at all. a big display that doesn`t make it feel like you have a brick in your pocket would be awesome.

    That said, flexible gestures are just a drating retarded idea.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35680 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 7:29 am

    "Hey, Let`s stop using easy buttons and make phones you have a bend-code for!"
    "Great Idea"

    Only In Canada.....

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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 8:05 am
    While, yes, it works. I personally wouldn`t ever buy something like this. I`m going to wait for holographic interface.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 9:35 am
    The bend gesture idea is really a step back from what we already have. It`s clunky, imprecise and annoying. Also, unless you can manage to fit all of the electronics for the phone within that screen, it will need to be wired to some sort of hard box filled with the memory, etc. And who seriously wants that?
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 9:36 am
    I`ll jump on board with all the negative comments and just add...

    Isn`t this a step in the wrong direction, like when the stylus pens had their own alphabet?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 9:59 am
    so so dumb
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 10:03 am
    so. unbelievably. stupid. And the screen is already damaged from the bending.
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    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 10:33 am
    This is just one step towards getting better technology. While it may seem rather useless now, imagine what they could get from it all.
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    lacishay Female 18-29
    120 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 10:37 am
    If you could incorporate a touch screen phone, with the flexibility of that, and stick it in an iphone casing, your screen cracking worries would be over.
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    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
    152 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 11:01 am
    While this is great technology, I see quite a few flaws with the design. It would eliminate breaking and scratching which lowers the cost of replacements. However, I don`t see this being a very practical application for a phone. I mean... pocket dialing would be one of the top issues. But with it being so thin, it would be easy to slip out of someones pocket by a thief, or to loose under stacks of papers. Its a cool idea... but I really don`t see it getting too far unless they find a REALLY awesome marketing ploy.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 11:03 am
    I`m sure that there will be all sorts of industrial uses for flexible electronics in the future.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm
    besides looking pooty, bending as a form of input is stupid, you could use your finger on a TOUCH SCREEN
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    Obviously it still needs a lot of development, but this is certainly going to lead to some interesting stuff.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Not cool, general wear and tear would cause stress fractures
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    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    scrolling down the menu takes forever, this technology looks like crap..they need other uses for it
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    Anon-y-mouse Female 18-29
    12 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm
    Cool, be interesting to see what happens with this...
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    Spellwarrior Male 18-29
    45 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    Looks like crap. Like everything else that comes from Canada.
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    thehitcher Male 18-29
    237 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    first song....intergalactic by the beastie boys. goes to show you the mind frame of these guys...awesome=)
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    MattyP Male 18-29
    197 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    I don`t see the use for this at all. Nice try canada. Stick with epicmealtime, now that is a lasting contribution to society.
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    Yap71 Male 30-39
    150 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    Lay off Canada you guys! if a crappy invention came out of the states you wouldn`t say: the states suck. you would just say, thats dumb.
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    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    And the point of this is??? Yeah you can have flexible screens but what about the phones chassis? they`re normally metal.
    Ok we work around that. What about the ion lithium battery?
    How do you make the rest of the phone flexible?
    A rubber phone? Who wants that? Why bend a phone when you can click it with one finger. Completely useless experiment. I really cant see a use for that crap. Stick to what you do best Canada....Fu*k all
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    blounsb999 Male 40-49
    183 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    Yap, I have no beef with the Great White North, some of my favorite bands hail from there among other things, I just don`t think it is a good design.
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    Moltenroks Female 18-29
    95 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    I love you Canada. I do.
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    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    I love it how people cant imagine what the possible uses this technology could lead to. This looks like a prototype anyways, not something to be actually sold.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    good concept but bending for input is, well, just dumb. Touch is way easier and everyone can understand "touch this to activate" but "bend this like so to activate this or that" is silly.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    bending as an input method is just stupid and over thought...touching is MUCH easier and you don;t have to memorize different ways to touch the screen as you do with bending...

    I like the very slim felxiable display but the bending has to go.
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    ecstacy911 Female 18-29
    105 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    Well the worlds first telephone was invented by a Canadian. B-\
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    emAeye Female 18-29
    27 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm
    I think that the bending to scroll/whatever would be tedious for the general user, but I could see it as an aid for blind people.
    But I guess there`s already voice-activated-commands technology for that.
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    DCBizzle Male 18-29
    230 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    beastie boys
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    I think this is more a "proof of concept" product than something they expect to be marketed. It has applications outside of being flexible phone.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7381 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 6:27 am
    Dumb. Not surprised it came from the country that produced Cat5.
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    WorstCaseOnt Male 30-39
    214 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Quit bashing Canada dirtbags - those blackberrys half of you nim-rods carry around were invented here as well!!
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    Greylights Male 18-29
    29 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 11:44 am
    I can`t see this being practical for a phone, but I can think of lots of other very useful applications for this technology.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6695 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    I dont think I will be getting this phone.
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1245 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    "Quit bashing Canada dirtbags - those blackberrys half of you nim-rods carry around were invented here as well!!"

    You mean the whackberry?
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    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    You can stop inventing, I think we`re good. "Quit bashing Canada". That would be like no longer picking on your kid brother. We still love ya. OOOOHH CAANAADAA, FOR SPACIOUS SKIES, FOR AMBER WAVES OF GRA.... Who your song, the McKenzie brothers?
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    kula35 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    May 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    This is just research guys.

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