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Transparent cell phone ‘will happen near the end of 2013’ promises tech company

Taiwan-based Polytron Technologies may have  the next leap forward in cell phones, promising a transparent mobile by the end  of 2013.

The company has already begun marketing a  transparent multi-touch.

The company’s prototype uses what they call  Switchable Glass technology. That’s a conductive OLED using liquid crystal  molecules to display images.

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 This prototype transparent phone could  be in production by the end of the year

When the phone is off the molecules align to  form a milky composition, but when switched on they realign to form text, icons,  and other images.

Electric current is carried through  transparent wires.

‘It will happen near the end of 2013. Trust  me,’ said Polytron general manager Sam Yu.

The device still has some parts that are not  transparent, including a SD card and SIM card. The microphone, camera, and  batteries are also visible, and will be hidden behind a dark glass cover when  the model goes into production.

Yu said the company will develop a smaller  lithium ion battery that would be much less noticeable.

 
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The phone uses a technology called  Switchable Glass and liquid crystal molecules to display images

When complete, the phone will have a  dual-sided multi-touch display in front and back.

The prototype has yet to feature any software  or operating system.

Still to be determined is what the market  demand for such a device is. Samsung and LG have had large transparent displays  for years, but there’s been little effort to make smaller devices.

Tokyoflash recently used a transparent LCD in  its Kisai Spider wristwatch but had trouble adding hardware to the smaller  frame.

‘The challenge of using a transparent display  in a  wristwatch, and I suppose other wearable technology, is that you need to store the batteries somewhere else (usually they are stored behind the  LCD  panel),’ Tokyoflash marketing manager Paul Cooper wrote in a e-mail.

 
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Noticeable hardware will be covered with a  dark glass to keep the phone aesthetically pleasing

Polyton’s model will offer much more room to  work in hardware.

Also at question is whether transparency by  itself will attract buyers, as the prototype doesn’t offer significantly  different functions than most smartphones.

‘Display quality is paramount,’ Avi  Greengart, research director at Current Analysis, told The  Verge. ‘If the display quality is not up to par  with the  best of today’s AMOLED and LCD screens, a phone using it won’t sell  even for its novelty value.’

Yu isn’t worried. He even plans to announce a  prototype transparent tablet within the next couple weeks.

Attribution: Daily Mail

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