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Panasonic 4.3-inch OLED Android phone hits Europe 2012

Panasonic 4.3-inch OLED Android phone hits Europe 2012

Panasonic has revealed the first model of its European smartphone assault, a 4.3-inch Android device with a qHD 960 x 540 OLED display, NFC and a slimline "D-shaped" cross-section. Currently unnamed, the new device will be the first of Panasonic's new line-up in Europe, arriving in March 2012 and bringing some of the tidbits Japanese Panasonic device buyers have been enjoying for some time.

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Samsung W999 Android clamshell official, like a GSII with a gigantic keypad

Samsung W999 Android clamshell official, like a GSII with a gigantic keypad

When it comes to releasing a variety of devices that center around a hero, enough devices to stuff an elephant with, so many devices that there's no way on earth you'll not be able to find the one that fits your desires PERFECTLY, Samsung has you covered - and with the W999 dual-screen clamshell dual-core Android, even the strangest businessmen will have what they want. You've got two OLED 3.5-inch displays, both of them at 800 x 480 pixel resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood along with Gingerbread, and it'll cost you something like 10,000 yuan (US $1,570) in its launch country of China - clearly aiming at rich businessmen with massive fingers.

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Sony unveils tiny 0.7-inch display with 720p resolution

Sony unveils tiny 0.7-inch display with 720p resolution

In the DSLR world, we often get optical viewfinders that actually look through the lens to see what you are shooting. In the micro four thirds and similar range of cameras, you don’t get an optical viewfinder; instead, you get a little LCD in the viewfinder window if you get a viewfinder at all. Many just use Live View on the rear LCD.

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Samsung flexible display phones & tablets in 2012

Samsung flexible display phones & tablets in 2012

Samsung has reiterated plans to launch smartphones using flexible displays next year, with twistable tablets and other devices following on. "The flexible display, we are looking to introduce sometime in 2012, hopefully the earlier part" Samsung spokesperson Robert Yi confirmed during the company's financial results call, PC World reports, going on to detail that "the application probably will start from the handset side."

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Corning intros Lotus Glass for higher resolution displays

Corning intros Lotus Glass for higher resolution displays

While we're all familiar with Corning's Gorilla Glass as it's become standard on high-end smartphones, the company recently announced a new display material for LCD and OLED screens called Lotus Glass. This new glass can withstand higher temperatures, offering greater thermal and dimensional stability to allow for attaching high-resolution displays and enabling tighter design rules.

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Galaxy Nexus has curved PenTile OLED display

Galaxy Nexus has curved PenTile OLED display

For those of you who like to be rather specific about your smart devices and their displays, it's time to get down to brass tacks about the Galaxy Nexus and it's OLED display. Specifically what we want to focus on here is the fact that when you've got PenTile in play (that is, on a Super AMOLED display like we're seeing here) instead of NOT in play (like on a Super AMOLED PLUS display), you get loss of detail. It becomes important when you have a close look at how pixels are shared (or not shared, as it were with S.A.PLUS displays) and what that in itself means for sharpness of picture and text sharpness.

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Bi-directional OLEDs track distance, could spawn 3D touchscreens

Bi-directional OLEDs track distance, could spawn 3D touchscreens

Bi-directional OLEDs capable not only of displaying graphics but of working as a camera have been upgraded to support measuring distance and inclination, and could well pave the way for a new type of touchscreen technology recognizing hovering fingertips and 3D gestures. The handiwork of the Fraunhofer IPMS, the new panels build on previous iterations tipped for use in head-up displays, and support up to VGA resolution in their latest form.

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Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D display lands November

Sony HMZ-T1 head-mounted 3D display lands November

Sony has waded into the head-mounted display segment, launching a futuristic headset packing a pair of 1280 x 720 OLED panels capable of 3D graphics. The Sony HMZ-T1 has an HDMI input and is intended to work not only with Blu-ray media but PCs, games consoles like the PS3, content recorded using Sony's 3D-capable camcorders and cameras, and more, offering the equivalent of a 750-inch screen viewed from 20m away.

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OLED TV Panels Not Cost-Competitive Until 2014 Says Taiwan TFT-LCD Panel Maker

OLED TV Panels Not Cost-Competitive Until 2014 Says Taiwan TFT-LCD Panel Maker

It seems that while the TVs are pretty much as big as they're going to get (you can get them in any size now, basically,) the brightness and sharpness increases yearly, monthly, and even daily - but all this won't matter unless the manufacturers can make them cost-competitive. What this means, of course, is that the device is cheap enough to manufacture that the price they can offer it at to distributors will then be cheap enough that they can sell these devices to you and I. We want stuff that's not TOO expensive, but we want it to be top of the line too - so when are the OLEDs coming?

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