It seems that there isn't a day that goes by where we don't hear about some new type of electronic devise. Well, the latest invention is a Smartphone protype called PaperPhone. It was developed by researchers from Arizona University, Queen’s University, and E Ink Corporation. It’s basically a flexible phone. It can be operated by bending the corners of the phone to navigate through it and can even be written on with a pen. Apparently it does everything that a Smartphone can do. It can hold contacts, store books, play music, and even make phone calls. Creator Roel Vertegaal says, “This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years. This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper. You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen.”
Personally, I think it is a pretty cool idea. It’s kind of fascinating to know what the future of technology will be like. I just don’t know if this particular phone is really worth it. Not right now at least. It looks a lot slower and not as appealing. I think that the phones we all have not are much more useful than this. If they could make this a multi touch phone, it would be a lot better since most of us are much more used to touch screens. I doubt that any of us would want to memorize a whole bunch of movements for the phone.
So what do you think? Would you want to try out this new phone or just stick with what you have now?