Phones are not only getting smarter, but thinner. Much, much thinner. As thin as paper, in fact!
The PaperPhone is going to debut soon and if you were able to fast-forward five years into the future you would see that all devices will soon be like this.
The PaperPhone is as flexible as paper, you can bend, fold or flex the sides and edges of the e-paper to issue commands and use it like any other phone, or you can just write on it! And yes, it can do everything a current smartphone can: make and receive calls and texts, play music, display e-books and so on.
The inventor of this little nifty gadget is Canada-based Dr. Roel Vertegaal and the PaperPhone was the result of a joint undertaking between the Human Media Lab (Queen's University) and the Motivational Environments Research group (Arizona State University). If you want to see it, then a prototype will be on display at the Computer Human Interaction conference, in Vancouver from 10 May...YC/ATC-TCL.com