HP has been working on flexible displays for a while now, and CTO Phil McKinney has been the one to tease the product the last couple of times we've seen it. Yesterday at the MobileBeat conference, McKinney hinted that the technology could end up being paired with Palm's WebOS.
Speaking at the conference, McKinney didn't talk much about HP's plans for newly acquired Palm, nor did he provide more details on when we can expect products incorporating flexible display to hit mass market availability. However, he did mention Palm devices specifically when talking of the potential for flexible displays. Engadget cites the CTO as saying, "These are the kinds of display technologies that will change what we think of in form factors, both in products from Palm with flexible displays, and with HP."
Back in March, McKinney was filmed demonstrating the flexibility and said that the material of the display limits the number of times it can be rolled and unrolled. Mr. McKinney said, "You're probably good for half a dozen times before the material will just fail." No word on whether this issue has been rectified since.
*Image via Engadget
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