Several years ago I was meeting with one of our hardware vendors, and I asked them what cool new things they had coming down the pike. They talked about some pretty boring things and then asked what I would like to see. I described to them a idea for foldable screens. They looked at me like I had just turned blue, and sprouted horns and tentacles.
Imagine the possibilities! Think about the last time you lugged that laptop to the conference. Maybe you really wanted something the size of a netbook, but you had to take the laptop because you really needed the larger screen. What if you could carry a nine-inch device with a screen that folded out to seventeen inches?!?!? What if you could roll a 4’ x 8’ OLED screen up and carry it with you in a tube? That would really change the face of “poster” sessions. Imagine being able to stick a thin OLED film to the wall for a special event and then peel it off when you’re finished. This technology could really change the face and form factor of smartphones, e-book readers, and many, many other technologies.
These screens are not yet of the size that I would like to see, but THEY FOLD! This is a great start, and I really look forward to seeing how OLED technology will develop.