Flexible Smartphone & Tablet Displays the Future of Mobile

Nokia made the news last week at Nokia World 2011 – unveiling the affordable line of Asha feature phones, and the Lumina 710 and 800 smartphones running Windows phone 7.5

But, things really got interesting when it showed a demo of the flexible user interface prototype.

Watch part of the Nokia demo in this video from CNET .

While the Nokia demonstration is remarkable, Samsung provided a demo of an even more flexible AMOLED display at CES earlier this year. 

These futuristic phones will be here sooner than you think. According to several reports, Samsung will make its flexible phones and tablets available to the public in Q2 of 2012.  

The Galaxy Skin is reported to offer high resolution 800×400 AMOLED screen, an eight megapixel camera, 1.2GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM.

IntoMobile.com posted a hands-on video of the graphene-based phones from CES 2011 in June.

This begs the question – what will Apple do? This new technology is impressive to say the least. Will your next iPhone fold up to fit in your wallet? Time will tell. We'll be watching this closely.