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Sony introduces world's first 16.7 million color flexible OLED display

Flexible displays while a novelty today, may prove to be extremely useful in many industries a few years from now. Many of the big display manufacturers are developing flexible displays such as flexible e-paper.

A number of companies working on delivering E-paper technology to the masses. LG.Philips demonstrated a 14.1-inch flexible display capable of 4,096 colors. Another company, Nempotec, demonstrated a similar display that same day.

This week Sony announced yet another world first: a flexible organic LED (OLED) display that is capable of displaying 16.7 million colors. Current OLED technology is only capable of up to a few thousand colors. Samsung and LG.Philips have flexible OLED displays too, but they are only capable of 262,000 and 16,000 colors respectively.

Sony's display is only 0.3mm thick. Since OLEDs are their own light source -- they don't require backlighting -- and manufacturers can produce extremely thin substrates. The display is 64mm in diameter, has 160x120 pixel resolution and sports a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

However, don't expect these flexible OLEDs to replace e-paper anytime soon. OLED displays require power to retain an image, whereas e-paper displays only use electricity when change is needed.  Thus, the power draw on e-paper devices is still considerably lower than OLED.

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All the possibilities!
By borowki on 5/25/2007 2:53:16 PM , Rating: 5
OLED condoms--I don't think you can get the lady geeks' hands off of it.

RE: All the possibilities!
By Alphafox78 on 5/25/2007 2:54:58 PM , Rating: 4

RE: All the possibilities!
By shaw on 5/25/07, Rating: 0
RE: All the possibilities!
By borowki on 5/25/2007 4:30:29 PM , Rating: 2
Oh no! I don't want see no swift boat veterans on my willy!

RE: All the possibilities!
By ionoxx on 5/25/2007 4:34:32 PM , Rating: 1
"Powered by Viagra" condoms... ROFL

RE: All the possibilities!
By jmunjr on 5/25/2007 7:19:50 PM , Rating: 2
Heck I need Viagra to use a condom..

RE: All the possibilities!
By dajeepster on 5/25/2007 5:57:37 PM , Rating: 3
Oh NO... what if they start advertising abstinance!?!
or cures for various VDs!!!

what kind of message would this send!?!


RE: All the possibilities!
By Scorpion on 5/25/2007 6:44:45 PM , Rating: 2
Uh, a conflict of interest.

By hannibal da mekanikabull on 5/29/2007 3:33:48 PM , Rating: 2

Hhow about, "if you can see this text, its not too late to stop!"

RE: All the possibilities!
By iAtticus on 5/26/2007 2:12:58 AM , Rating: 2
More like condoms with those, "Get tested." Aids commercials.

RE: All the possibilities!
By random123 on 5/26/2007 8:31:08 AM , Rating: 2
Speaking of possibilities, just imagining all stuff that happened with the Apple LCD's about 16 million colours happening with these OLED condoms. I can imagine it now, ppl complaining that their porn is not in 16 million colours...

RE: All the possibilities!
By DingieM on 5/29/2007 10:24:00 AM , Rating: 2
You can display an ugly genitaly disease on such a display, that would make sexists think twice...

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