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Flexible Batteries Power Flexible Displays

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: very cool
Rob Spiegel   8/29/2012 11:02:17 AM
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I agree, Nadine. Tiny kids take to tablets in a remarkable way. In a family, the kids take over the tablets in ways they never tried to do with desktops or laptops. Flexible computers will be perfect for kid applications.

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Rob Spiegel   8/29/2012 10:31:25 AM
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Good point, Chuck. We're likely to be surprised by what shows up now that this flexible technology is becoming available. It didn't take long for applications to show up for the PC. Smart phones are another good example. Using the phone to make a call almost seems an afterthought for young users.

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NadineJ   8/28/2012 5:32:55 PM
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One idea did come to me while reading through the comments.   I can see this used for tablets aimed at the kid's market.  I never imagined that a $400 item could be popular for children.  If you've ever watched two toddlers arguing over an ipad, you know what I mean.

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Nancy Golden   8/28/2012 5:19:21 PM
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I agree, Rob. I have a feeling a few years from now they will be in the technology domain in products that we don't even give a second thought to as being out of the ordinary...kind of like the evolution of LED flashlights.

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Charles Murray   8/28/2012 5:18:08 PM
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I'm sure that engineers will find many applications for thin film batteries and displays. I can remember when people claimed the only application for PCs was to store recipes. We've found some new apps since then.

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Rob Spiegel   8/28/2012 4:56:27 PM
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It's going to be interesting to see what applications come from this. The flexible displays I've seen are fun, but I haven't seen them in a setting where flexibility was a necessity rather than a nice gimmick. Yet I'm sure somebody will come up with a great idea once this technology is available.

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Ann R. Thryft   8/28/2012 12:24:20 PM
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Nadine, I admit that I have a tough time believing flexible displays can work. They seem so counterintuitive, yet there are several development efforts going on to produce them.

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NadineJ   8/28/2012 11:29:47 AM
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The first time I saw a  flexible display at CES, I was awed.  I couldn't imagaine what could come next. 

I'm curious to see the thin-film transistors when they're ready.  Thanks for the article.

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