See-through Bendable Phones

by Edwin T
The article i read for this week discussed the technological advancements for smartphones.  Electronic components will become transparent and bendable.  Smartphones will become flexible transparent gadgets with touch-screens, processors, memory and batteries.  According to the article “To build a compete see-through gadget, processor circuits can be built by ink-jet printing crystalline carbon films–called graphene–on transparent polymer substrates using technology developed at the University of Cambridge by professor Andrea Ferrari.”

This article grabbed my attention because it blows my mind what technology is capable of.  Imagine having a clear see through phone with a light up touch display for dialing or navigating the interface.  Not just phones, televisions and computer monitors too.  All too cool and exciting.

This article relates to class because we’re always talking about new technology and how it affects us in some way.  This will create a new market for developers, as well as manufacturers.


Johnson, R., C. (2012, March 30). Flexible Transparent Smartphones On The Way. Retrieved from

4 thoughts on “See-through Bendable Phones

  • June 3, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    It’s insane what innovators are coming up with. Just when you thought manufacturers have taken mobile devices to new heights, they go and release something like a transparent phone! I wonder what OS they will be using. It will be interesting to see how this will affect such things as app development.

  • June 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    This article reminds of a lecture we had a couple weeks ago when our professor told us about the tremendous potential of growth for mobile communications. This is another example of how quickly mobile communications is evolving, and how companies are remaining competitive through innovation. It will be interesting to see if these type of phones will ever make it to the hands of consumers and if so what they will cost.

  • June 4, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Wow this sounds pretty amazing, but I can only imagine the mind blowing pricetag it will come out with. As much fun as a see through gadget would be, I can only imagine the chaos that would ensue from misplacing it. Although I do understand how new twists on technology excite people, I believe that the spin placed on this product is simply too much of a gimmick in the wrong direction to have any actual applications that would allow it to penetrate the market very well. Still something I would like to see, although not pay for,

  • June 4, 2012 at 3:31 am

    It is amazing how much technology can advance and leap in such a short amount of time. The phones today are almost indistinguishable from the phones of when I was growing up with the features they come with and the form they hold. I can not even imagine what a phone could do or would do five years from now seeing how fast they are evolving.

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