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Russian Yota boasts it will out a dual-screen phone by mid-2011

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Russian Yota boasts it will out a dual-screen phone by mid-2011
The Russian President Dmitri Medvedev is on the verge to become our favorite politician. After visiting the Silicon Valley this year, and being handed an iPhone 4 to play with by Steve Jobs himself, he is now adding more to the geek cred.

In a TV interview with the government official in charge with technology Sergei Chemezov, they talk about the need for investments in Russian-made technology, and some other political blabber. Fast forward a minute, and Mr Medvedev is holding a dual-screen smartphone prototype that the other politico is handing him.

This, he says, is made entirely by our wireless carrier Yota, and will appear on its WiMAX network next year. The gadget has unorthodox arched design, and screens both on the front, and the back. Source says the back looks like e-ink, but that is entirely speculative, since instead of a prototype, this might as well be just a mock-up dummy phone. One can certainly hope, though. How will they achieve the curved screens, unless they went with Samsung's flexible displays, is a different story for another time. The plastic casing looks pretty ugly and, besides that, why would you come to the president with a non-working prototype?

Make of all that what you will, but after one Russian carrier made HTC to develop its first WiMAX phone based on the HD2 in 2008, nothing coming from there sounds surprising, even outrageous claims.

source: Gizmodo


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Hataricus (unregistered)


You can clearly see it is a dummy .. e-ink on the back sound really interesting & useful!

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 07:49

2. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


E-ink would be an awesome idea! Imagine the battery life of a full day use with just the e-ink display and visibility!

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 10:33

3. cadetz (unregistered)


even the chinese haven't start doing that with mr. wen or mr. hu

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 13:48

4. sexygurl (unregistered)


do they use the same wimax frequency that sprint uses? does that mean i can take my evo to russia and use it and get 4G roaming??

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 15:27

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Pointless design.

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