Qualcomm patents multi-fold display for mobile devices

Qualcomm patents multi-fold display for mobile devices
Imagine holding a phone and then unfolding the display and turning the device into a tablet or even a television set. This scenario might not be too far away from being a reality as Qualcomm has filed a patent for a mobile device with a display that folds. The processor follows a sensor that allows it to respond to the changes in the screen and modify the graphical interface based on the configuration of the device that is detected. The screen can display a panorama UI, a desktop UI, web browser UI, media player or alarm clock UI, or other interfaces. Not all is peaches and cream with the technology. When folded up to perform as a cellphone, the device becomes very thick. Since Qualcomm doesn't manufacture phones itself, this is a patent that could bring in some cash flow from handset makers.

source: GoRumors, Pocketlint via UnwiredView



1. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

This could be interesting.... Wonder what OS they would use for it?

6. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

Looks perfect for Windows Phone 7!! seriously

2. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Great idea!!! Would love to see a device like this come to fruition soon.. maybe a winmo7 or android device :-D

3. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

With such functionality I could only imagine Android

4. phynix

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 29, 2010


5. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This reminds me of the Nokia Morph Concept from a few years ago. I like techie stuff like this, it invokes new possibilities and furthers innovation.

7. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Add the insurance

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