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Reid Kistler
06-06-2010, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.photographyblog.com/news/sony_develops_rollable_oled_display/' target='_blank'>http://www.photographyblog.com/news...e_oled_display/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Sony has developed a super-flexible 80 &mu;m-thick 4.1" 121ppi OTFT-driven full colour OLED display which can be wrapped around a thin cylinder. This display can reproduce moving images while rolled-up and stretched over a thousand times."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1275844587.usr19541.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>It seems like OLED displays have been "the next big thing" for some time now, although actual products have been few, of limited size (as in under 4-inches!), and/or rather expensive - as with Sony's $2,500 11" <a href="http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&amp;storeId=10151&amp;langId=-1&amp;categoryId=8198552921644579397&amp;SR=sony_search_seo&amp;SQS=oled" target="_blank">XEL-1 television</a>. Still, a number of companies continue to work on the technology, and the possibility of a display that can be rolled up, or even repeatedly flexed, simply has to open the possibility of innovative products. Photography Blog picked up on Sony's News Release for a rollable display: the technical jargon and photographs are interesting enough, but seeing the <a href="http://www.sonyinsider.com/2010/05/26/sony-develops-a-rollable-oled-display/" target="_blank">display in action</a> is truly impressive!</p>