Gallery: World’s First Interactive Paper Computer Promises to Reinvent ...


Gadgets are about to get even skinnier — yes, even skinnier than the origami phone, believe it or not — now that researchers at Queens University in Canada have created the PaperPhone. The smartphone prototype, which is about the height and width of an iPhone, is so skinny you could slide it into the pocket of your tightest jeans and so flexible it could move with you while you walk. This tiny portable computer is operated by gestural movements — one literally bends it in different directions — and it can do all that nifty stuff your smartphone can do. It makes phone calls, stores books and plays music — check out a demonstration video after the jump.

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  1. CoachDebra May 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    But if it operates by bending and fits in my jeans pocket – what happens when I sit down? I’m just sayin…

  2. rodneygraynj May 5, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Cool idea! I’m not quite sure how practical it is for everyday use. But, I can’t wait to see how it advances.

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