NEC brings us the heart-shaped LCD panel, for better or worse

NEC heart-shaped LCD

Admit it: you love digital photo frames. You love them so much, in fact, that you would be thrilled if NEC were to come up a heart-shaped LCD panel so you could get something like the prototype pictured here. Well, that's exactly what it did with its new "complex, non-rectangular TFT LCD modules." This isn't the first non-rectangular display we've seen, but it's definitely one of the most versatile in terms of the shapes it allows. The new development is based on a more flexible TFT display that puts the display's driver circuits along the perimeter of the LCD glass, allowing for more creative data and gate arrangements. In short, this all results in the monstrosity / ball-of-cuteness -- your choice -- you see above.