Qualcomm patents design for tri-screen mobile device

By Matthew · 42 replies
Mar 11, 2010
  1. EduardsN

    EduardsN TS Rookie Posts: 51

    This idea has been in the air forever, also things like having a display you can fold up and all of the processing for the device would be done on a server. I don't see this coming out just yet though :p
  2. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    I think OLED screens which can fold or roll up sound much more exciting. This looks a bit like a DS but with another screen.
  3. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    They could sell the concept to Nintendo for the next DS... :)
  4. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Interesting as a concept, no idea whether it would turn out being reliable or not..
  5. TuesdayExpress

    TuesdayExpress TS Rookie Posts: 22

    I will be very surprised if this ever sees the light of day before they can eliminate the bezels around each screen. And once the tech is at that point, every possible manufacturer will be jumping on similar implementations. Still, a mobile device that can triple its screen real estate (ah, just imagine with touch-enabled OLED) is a lovely idea.
  6. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    yeah - a lot of potential issues. But i definitely would be interested in a device that could easily fit in my pocket yet provided larger screen space when desired.
  7. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Booster Posts: 221

    Looks like it is just asking to be snapped into multiple pieces. I highly doubt this will ever see the light of day.
  8. DryIce

    DryIce TS Rookie Posts: 60

    That would be a cool product. It's different.
  9. mv670

    mv670 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    interesting concept, I wonder how durable and strong it will actually be?
  10. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    while some are trying to make flexible OLED screen & has it applied over normal wear, qualcomm wants to fold-unfold your media world, nice concept & i LOLed at some of your comments ...

    must track this product

  11. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    This would work great as a wallet idea! Digital photos, digital ID, digital money...

    ... well, maybe not the money part.
  12. gary4gar

    gary4gar TS Rookie

    Didn't like it, three screens aren't practical for everyday use.
  13. chuchu232

    chuchu232 TS Rookie

    this seems like the strangest thing ever. if it comes out, i will definately try to get my hands on it for at least an hour, but im not shure about owning one. seems like a craaaaaazy ipad pc, but probably sooooo much better. i dont know about this thing.
    (I said ipad pc because im not so sure about the conventional tablet. mine is an hp pavilion tx 1000 and swivels to be a notebook, but i dont know about the others.)
  14. Kovach

    Kovach TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Looks really interesting. Waiting for some reviews of performance and "usability"!
  15. drasho

    drasho TS Enthusiast Posts: 62

    lol this is a weird idea =P i like hte alarm clock tough... Wonder if this is really going to come out
  16. techsp10

    techsp10 Banned Posts: 37

    I like this idea and I just gonna hope that it will really happen...
  17. AimHigh99

    AimHigh99 TS Rookie

    This seems like a very cool concept. Even though they are already filing this patent, it probably won't be available to average consumers for at least another 5 more years. Until that time, maybe something more innovative will come along and make this concept irrelevant.
  18. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    I don't think its for me but then again I am a sucker for this type of thing. I'll have to see them in action with a track record in any case. I'm wary of the potential durability of this type formed device.
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