Samsung Moves Forward With Transparent and Folding Screens(video)

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It was cool at CES 2009...will the folding screen reappear at CES 2010?
It was cool at CES 2009...will the folding screen reappear at CES 2010?

They looked so cool. OLED displays that could fold, or that could give you crisp pictures and still let you see what was behind them. At FPD 2008 and CES 2009, Samsung gave bloggers everywhere something to rave about when they demonstrated their newest flexible OLED screen. It was enclosed inside a cell phone. So cool. And the transparent screen was equally impressive. Check out the two videos of CES 2009 from Register Hardware after the break.

During CES 2009, the Samsung representative said that more information would be available in around a year. Well, it’s a year later. According to Coolest Gadget, who is already at CES 2010, Samsung has made good on its promises about transparent OLED technology. The Ice Touch PMP will feature a transparent screen (see photo below). I wouldn’t have placed a transparent screen on a PMP, as I think the technology’s biggest application is augmented reality and AR fits better on a mobile phone or gaming device. Still, it’s nice to know that Samsung is moving forward with it’s remarkable OLED demonstrations. Wait…what about the flexible OLED? What’s Samsung done with that? Heh…can’t say for certain but there’s days and days of CES 2010 left to be had. Anything could happen.


Transparent screen on a PMP? Doesn't really make sense. But I'm still excited about the technology.
Transparent screen on a PMP? Doesn't really make sense. But I'm still excited about the technology.

[screen capture and video credit: Register Hardware]
[photo credit: Coolest Gadget]