LCDs are nice and all, but are they the future? Probably not. Sony
pushing towards a future filled with glasses-free 3D, and one that's
flexible. At the SID Display Week conference this week in California,
the company revealed a new flexible color e-paper display, which is one
of the thinnest (and largest, by screen size) flexible displays that we
have seen. It's a 13.3" panel, and one that bends.
Bending displays could have all sorts of uses; automobiles, advertising,
and funky tablet form factors of the future. The panel had a 1200x800
screen resolution, a reflectance of 10% and a contrast ratio higher
than 100,000:1. Of course, a trade show demo doesn't mean that a
commercial version is around the corner or anything, but it's still
pretty amazing to see that something like this is alive in the labs. One
day, one day...