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Samsung challenges Nokia’s bendable Kinetic concept phone with its own prototype sporting a flexible AMOLED display

At Nokia World 2011, the Finnish phone manufacturer featured its bendable phone the Kinetic prototype. This was a handset that was meant to be bent. Making use of the phone’s features would require the user to bend the phone in various ways. With this much flexibility, this also meant that you would never have to worry about accidentally breaking the phone’s display whenever you sit down and forget the phone in still in your back pocket. However, it looks like the concept is not unique to Nokia. Samsung also has a flexible display in development.

The Korean tech giant featured its version of flexible displays at CES 2011 back in January. Not only is the display bendable; it is also shatter proof. In a video the screen was bashed numerous times by a sledgehammer, displaying remarkable durability. To top it all off, this display is actually an AMOLED. Imagine a Samsung Galaxy S2 or Galaxy Nexus sporting AMOLED displays such as these. The phones would be indestructible.

Although Samsung failed to give us more details on these flexible and indestructible AMOLED displays, according to the company’s spokesperson, the Korean tech giant is planning to incorporate the technology into their devices sometime in 2012. We can hardly wait.

 

Nokia showcases a bendable phone the Nokia Kinetic

Wouldn’t it be great to have a bendable phone? You can bend it place it in your back pocket and never worry about forgetting about it when you sit. If you did that with today’s smartphones such as the iPhone 4S or the Samsung Galaxy S2, you might end up with a shattered screen. Nokia plans to change this. Featured at the Nokia World 2011 in London is the Nokia Kinetic.

This phone is meant to be bent and twisted. With both hands on each side of the phone, you can pull down one corner, which scrolls down. Twisting the opposite edge will scroll up. If you bend the phone upwards, this will zoom in on images or selects an action. If you bend it backwards, this zooms out or goes back through other options.

The only problem with this handset is working through its functions with just one hand. Other than that, it does show what the future holds for mobile technology. According to the people presenting the phone, the phone is ideal for people who are wearing gloves or for those who have cold hands.

Although the Nokia Kinetic was a cool concept phone, the Finnish phone manufacturer does need something else to get back in the game especially with Apple and Android leading the pack. Can they do this with the Nokia Lumia 800, the Lumia 710, and future Windows Phone handsets? This remains to be seen.