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OLED and solar-panel lights promise Earth-friendly simplicity

OLED and solar-panel lights promise Earth-friendly simplicity

We all love a sandwich, but how often does your sandwich light up from power it has collected itself?  If you're chowing down on a prototype from the Florida Energy Systems Consortium then it might just do that (though probably not tasting particularly good in the process): they're working on the idea of layered OLED and solar-cell panels, which would capture sunlight during the day and recharge a back battery plane, before lighting up at night.

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MOTO Android Media Platform range of OLED tablets announced

MOTO Android Media Platform range of OLED tablets announced

The MOTO Development Group is no stranger to Android - they showcased an Android-based e-ink prototype a while back - and now they're cashing in on that familiarity with a number of new devices targeted at developers.  The MOTO Android Media Platform will eventually consist of three models - 3.5-, 5- and 10.4-inches - each with OLED displays as standard, OMAP processors and capacitive multitouch-capable touchscreens.

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LG Display and Samsung Mobile show transparent OLEDs

LG Display and Samsung Mobile show transparent OLEDs

The actual benefits of transparent displays are yet to be explained - beyond the sheer cool factor, of course - but that isn't stopping manufacturers from announcing them.  Both LG Display and Samsung Mobile Display have been flaunting their respective transparent OLEDs, the former having a full 15-inch OLED panel ideal for notebooks, while the latter has a 2-inch OLED panel intended for cellphones.

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Revo HERITAGE packs retro styling with DAB, WiFi streaming, iPod dock, more

Revo HERITAGE packs retro styling with DAB, WiFi streaming, iPod dock, more

We've a soft-spot for Scottish radio and iPod dock manufacturer Revo; their tech at least attempts to look interesting, whether it's through retro styling (but up to date functionality) or something more modern but no less distinctive.  The company's latest model is the Revo HERITAGE, a "contemporary reinterpretation of classic European table radio designs from the 50's and 60's" that packages DAB, DAB+, FM and WiFi internet radio, DLNA UPnP streaming and an iPod/iPhone dock.

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inPulse BlackBerry Bluetooth watch up for preorder; won’t ship until Feb 2010

inPulse BlackBerry Bluetooth watch up for preorder; won’t ship until Feb 2010

The leaked inPulse Bluetooth watch for BlackBerry smartphones spotted earlier this month has been officially launched, with manufacturer Allerta offering the wireless timepiece for preorder.  $149 gets you a 1.3-inch OLED display that can show previews of emails, SMS and other messages, together with incoming call details and alarms, helping you to decide whether or not to whip your BlackBerry out of your pocket.

Sony flexible OLED notebook concept gets second outing

Sony flexible OLED notebook concept gets second outing

Sony may not have made any significant changes to their flexible OLED laptop concept since we saw it first at CES back in January, but the sleek prototype is so alluring that SlashGear Japan couldn't walk past it at CEATEC this week without grabbing a photo.  Intended to showcase the potential of ultra-thin OLED touchscreens, the concept combines both display and keyboard into a single, flexible layer.

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Revo DOMINO DAB+, Last.fm and internet radio iPod dock

Revo DOMINO DAB+, Last.fm and internet radio iPod dock

UK radio manufacturer Revo have announced their latest model, the DOMINO D3, a DAB/DAB+ digital radio with integrated iPod/iPhone dock and internet radio streaming.  The DOMINO D3 also supports Last.fm streaming, and the whole thing has a soft rubber coating that, while stopping short of making it waterproof, at least does make it fetishistically touchable.

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AT&T Samsung Mythic & Flight, Pantech Reveal & Impact all get Opera browser

AT&T Samsung Mythic & Flight, Pantech Reveal & Impact all get Opera browser

If you fancy a new phone from AT&T, but aren't too fussed about Windows Mobile 6.5, then the carrier has four more options for you to choose from.  Left to right you're looking at the Samsung Mythic, the Samsung Flight and the Pantech Reveal, which offer differing combinations of full touchscreen and hardware keyboard.  Meanwhile there's also the Pantech Impact, not pictured, with an OLED touchscreen and full QWERTY.

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Philips Lumiblade OLED lighting concepts get demo’d [Video]

Philips Lumiblade OLED lighting concepts get demo’d [Video]

Philips have been showing off their latest efforts in OLED lighting at the "100% Design Fair" in London recently, and while they're still concepts we're hoping someone at the company realizes that there's likely a paying audience out there somewhere - at the very least the Mathmos-loving crowd - and decides to, you know, release some of the darned things.  The Philips Lumiblade concepts [pdf link] range from home to commercial in their application, but all promise low power consumption.

Video demo after the cut

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Vodafone 360 launches: social media, apps plus Samsung H1 and M1

Vodafone 360 launches: social media, apps plus Samsung H1 and M1

Vodafone have announced their latest mobile networking and app platform, Vodafone 360, bringing Facebook, Windows Live and Google contacts sync, software downloads and mobile content to the carrier's cellphones.  While Vodafone 360 will support numerous Nokia and Sony Ericsson devices, the carrier is also launching two new Samsung devices which will be 360 branded: the Samsung H1, with a 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen, and the Samsung M1, with a 3.2-inch TFT touchscreen.

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