Microsoft working on a two-sided smartphone display system?
April 21, 2012 at 04:04 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
PatentBolt reported on Friday on a patent application made by Microsoft relating to a two-sided smart device display system for phones and tablets. Microsoft's invention relates to integrating a second low-power display onto the backside of smartphone or tablet to display certain types of information. One idea is to utilize an electronic ink (e-ink) display on the backside. The use of a low-power display in this manner would free real estate on the device's main display and provides opportunities to show information that would otherwise not be shown.
The use of a low-power display on a device to supplement an ordinary high-power display may reduce the power load on the device (e.g., if some information could be displayed on the low power display when the high-power display is off). Moreover, the combined use of low-power/high-power displays in clever ways could provide a compelling user experience. Read on »
SOURCE: PatentBolt VIA: BGR
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