April 29, 2013
New mobiles that change shape are 'only a matter of time'
They used to be the size of a brick, but the next generation of mobile phones will be much easier to hold because they will change shape in the palm of your hand. The Telegraph reports.
Made from new intelligent plastics and metals with a memory they will turn into a games console by bending at the edges to give users better grip.
Or, to maintain privacy, the screen will flip up when a password is being typed so passers-by can't see private information.
The scientists who have invented the shape-altering phones say they could even transform into a sphere to serve as a stress ball.
Dr Anne Roudaut, who led the ‘morphees’ research project at Bristol University said as touch screens continue to evolve it will only be a matter of time until mobile phones automatically change shape to fit whatever they are being used for.
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