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Just the other day we were talking about foldable displays being in our future — now Philips says the future is only about two years away. The 5-inch PV-QML5 rollable display they've developed recently is a vast improvement over the first prototype unveiled in February, 2004. It's an ultra-thin (100µm), ultra-light QVGA active-matrix 5-inch display running at a resolution of 320 x 240. When not in use, it can be rolled up into a tube with a radius of curvature less than 7.5mm. The monochrome display is easy to read even in full daylight thanks to a high 10:1 contrast ratio. It also features low power consumption, making it ideal for mobile applications. Philips says they're looking at being able to start production on these displays in two years' time. Awesome — when can we hope for a 30-inch laptop we can fold up and tuck into a shoulder bag?

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