A big complaint about Smartphones is that the screens are too small. Imagine if your Smartphone was a clamshell style phone that would open up and the screen would unfold. Suddenly, you have twice the screen real estate! Farfetched? Perhaps not. palmOne has received a patent for a “foldable dual-sided display”.
The patent abstract states: By utilizing flexible display technology, both a PDA and a cellular telephone are incorporated into one device. In a closed state, in one embodiment, the present invention corresponds to the form used for typical cellular telephone use (e.g., candy bar size). In an open state, in one embodiment, the present invention corresponds to the form used for typical PDA use by providing an enlarged viewing area.