Mobile


First Rollable Cellphone Screen Unfolds

This baby’s straight out of science fiction: a small mobile phone whose screen rolls out to five inches.

While smaller than a typical mobile phone, the new device features a display which extends up to 5-inches and may simply be stored away after use by folding it, thanks to the flexibility of the polymer based display material. The device features the largest display available in the industry for the same form factor, the 16 grey levels combined with a high contrast and high reflectivity display for paper like reading experience enables comfortable reading, even in bright sunlight. Future developments include colour and moving image capable display.

The rollable display enables reading entire newspapers as well as books that can be delivered and bought through TIM’s mobile network via a regular SIM Card within the device – and then stored in the terminal’s memory which will be extremely large (starting from 4 Gigabytes available in the first models).

Combined with TIM’s mobile services, the device will permit instant access to personalised data, e-mail, news, information feeds and location sensitive maps wherever and whenever. The always-on user experience is made possible through an optimised combination of cellular (EDGE/UMTS) and broadcast (DVB-H IP data-casting) mobile functionalities as well as a mini-USB slot for PC and wired/wireless broadband data connection.

Together with superior text and graphic content, the new device will also download and play music, audiobooks and audio podcasts. Featuring single-handed navigation and control via an innovative touch sensitive LED user interface, as well as intuitively simple software, users will enjoy a new unique experience in managing, accessing relevant and personalized high value content. With the extremely low power consumption of the display, the new device will deliver an exceptional 10 days of average usage time between battery charges.

(Via Martijn van Osch.)

Hinge Inquirer Publications Gets on YouTube

Welcome to the YouTube Nation, Hinge Inquirer Publications! The publisher of PC Magazine Philippines, Mobile Philippines, and Game! Magazine now sports a shiny new YouTube Director account. Check out their interview of Mobile Philippines January cover girl Ornusa Cadness, plus their promo for the Philippine Online Gaming Summit.

Now if only Philippine TV networks and game publishers would get a clue.

(Via Kevin Codamon.)

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