Flexible OLED Display from Kyocera Charges when Folded
A new concept OLED display from Kyocera is powered by kinetic energy. The EOS phone, as it is called, has a soft, semi-rigid polymer skin surrounding a flexible, low-energy OLED display. The EOS makes use of shape memory, so buttons and keys are available when needed. It can unfold, like a wallet, into a widescreen display. The EOS also uses piezoelectronic generators to capture and store kinetic energy as the device is used. The EOS is still just a concept, but Kyocera hopes to integrate its technologies into future devices.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Sharp Shows Off Curved Display Concept
Sharp this week revealed a concept smartphone screen that has actual curved corners and nearly no bezels. The concept panel is called Corner R.
Kyocera 'Waves' Hello to T-Mobile and MetroPCS
Kyocera today announced the Hydro Wave, its newest Android handset for T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The Hydro Wave has an IP57 rating for protection against water/dust ingress and meets mil-spec 810G for resistance to abuse.
Kyocera Shows Off the Hydro Air, Bound for AT&T
Kyocera has revealed the Hydro Air, a new waterproof smartphone headed to AT&T's prepaid GoPhone service, on its web site. The Hydro Air features a 5-inch quarter HD (960 x 540) display that supports wet-finger use.
T-Mobile and MetroPCS Score Waterproof Kyocera Hydro Life
T-Mobile and MetroPCS today announced the Kyocera Hydro Life, a new semi-rugged and waterproof Android smartphone. Like many of Kyocera's handsets, the Hydro Life is for customers who need a robust phone that can survive the trials and tribulations of an active lifestyle.