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Dual Sided Transparent Android Smartphone Unveiled in Japan (video)

NTT Docomo showed off their newest concept smartphone this week. There’s no word on when this 2 faced wonder will hit the market, but as you can see from the photo above it opens up some interesting interface possibilities. The prototype is being developed in partnership with Fujitsu. As you can see, it is transparent to some degree,  and it is an LCD screen. The screen measures 2.4″ with a resolution of 320×240. Yes, that’s tiny, but NTT is planning to develop a larger screen.

While it doesn’t look like much, I’m rather interested in how you can manipulate it. We’re all used to 2 fingered gestures, but this dual sided screen has that beat. Now you won’t be limited to having only one fingertip on a particular point in the screen; just use the other side. You can even have the finger tips cross over each other as part of some complex maneuver. Even simple games benefit. In the following video, watch how the tech demonstrates how to manipulate a Rubik’s Cube.


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fjtorres May 31, 2012 um 10:01 pm

The concept has been explored before:

Lynne June 1, 2012 um 3:08 am

Oooh ooh shiny cool! (First reaction)

They could increase the brightness if they somehow figured out how to take advantage of the problems with the Nooklit. 🙂

It’s looking more and more like a Star Trek world. So, where’s my Holodeck? (Hint to technologists: don’t bother with the safety protocalls, they never work anyway.)

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