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VIDEO: Rolling Out HP's Flexible Display

The possibilities for flexible or curved displays are endless; the folks at Hardware.info recently saw one of HP's flexible screens all rolled up and stuffed in a poster tube, for example. However, those of you hoping this could lead to electronic wall hangings may be disappointed. You may be able to roll one of HP's screens tightly enough to fit inside a tube but according to HP's Chief Technology Officer, Phil McKinney, it's not something you'll be able to do time and time again without damaging the material.

Hardware.info cites McKinney as saying the screen would fail if you rolled it more than a half a dozen times. As such, HP is hoping to use the technology to offer lighter, more compact devices – like ereaders and tablets – rather than touting it as a flexible, rollable display. Check out the flexible display below. Though the clip doesn't show much in the way of a demonstration, it does show just how thin and paper-like the display is.

  • buckinbottoms
    instead of multiple monitors we now get one giant curved display for eyefinity! sweet
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  • RooD
    cant wait for contacts with video in them =D
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  • Rhynn
    Still though, would be fantastic if hanging a 60" screen in my living room only took some double-sided tape.
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  • zoemayne
    hopefully it does not overheat and melt
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  • hoof_hearted
    Stick this on my winshield. Inline GPS.
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  • victomofreality
    Personally I look at this tech as a step towards better portable computers and tablets! Imaging that rolled up into a tube for portability and you could pull it out to use it as a tablet.
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  • botabota
    should start making t-shirt with those flexible display....
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  • hoof_hearted
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzw1S2mq6Q0
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  • kingnoobe
    That's exactly what i was thinking buck. I just wonder how much this stuff is actually gonna cost.
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  • imspecial
    Anybody else think that the person with the camera couldn't keep it together when the display was right in front of em?
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