Last year, we told you about a flexible cell made by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Last month, we showed you how far LG has gone in order to make batteries that power flexible handsets. One of LG's ideas is the curved battery which the company is using now to power its curved LG G Flex phone.
Someday we might have a phone that folds to the size of a Post-it note and then expands to the size of a regular smartphone. For something like that to be feasible, it will have to be powered by a battery that can handle the change in sizes, and still offer enough juice to run a power hungry device.
source: DailyMail via WPCentral
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Fun Fact in everyday today smartphones the oldest piece of technology is are the li ion batteries back on topic i will be interested to see how does goes
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 3:04 PM 1
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Not really excited by the fact that more generic looking patents are being handed out to companies under the control of patent hungry dinosaur corporations (MS not Nokia). Can't wait for the court battles next decade. It's so sad, every time a new invention is shown its more about who can patent horde around it more than who will make something amazing out of it.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 3:45 PM 0
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as they should be. They have a right to make people pay for use of their ideas and innovation, so does apple. It prevents copying too, which is better for the consumer cause i dont want to go to a store and see all the same looking phones from different OEMS.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 9:04 PM 1
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As far as I know, Apple is the patent hungry corporation and not Microsoft. Microsoft with wisdom signs wise agreements with these companies where they are unable to sue Microsoft but at the same time keep paying millions to Microsoft. Instead of Apple and Samsung applying the same trick they go to court. Now that Microsoft is buying Nokia, yes, it has to make sure that all those who were cheating Nokia on patents and continue to do so are brought to books. I do not see anything wrong with that since any wise business entity will do the same.
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 2:34 PM 1
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Way to go Nokia. Sue Apple for billions of dollars if they try to come near the folding battery thingy. Apple started this nonsense 'rounded corner' LOL
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 4:24 PM 9
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Actually Nokia is suing WITH Apple (and Microsoft, Sony, RIM) against Google, Samsung, HTC, Huawei etc. for infringing on their patents. http://www.xda-developers.com/android/google-patent-trolled-by-rockstar/ Nokia and Microsoft are just as annoying as Apple in terms of patent trolling.
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 4:37 PM 4
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its easy to create foldable battery, just make tiny batteries then connect it with flexible copper wires connect it in series then BOOM!!!
posted on Nov 08, 2013, 8:29 PM 1
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Its not necessary for Samsung nor LG to have foldable batteries as you fold the display the other half would be normal... So i don't think that to be a big issue... But sure the concept was cool enough for others to try in the same in a different manner without infringing this patent
posted on Nov 09, 2013, 12:24 PM 0
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