Microsoft likely to be working on two-sided display system

A rather curious Microsoft patent has surfaced at the United States Patent and Trademark Office that hints Microsoft is currently working on a new two sided smart device display that will be used in tablets and phones.

Apart from the “main” display the invention also includes an integrated secondary low power, possibly E Ink, display built-in the backside of a smartphone or tablet that will provide certain not-so-important information.

The second display will provide manufacturers with various options including moving certain items off the main display thus freeing up space for more important applications or tasks. For example the clock can be moved to the secondary display or it can also show additional information not shown before. What’s known so far is that the secondary display will use its own low power processor and may reduce the power load from the primary display.

Microsoft Logo

The new Microsoft patent resembles Samsung’s “smart-device-skins” invention – a technology that may allow users to change the appearance of a handset using chameleon-like technology – and it could be used to display images or animations on the back side of a device.


Source: BGR.com

Related posts

Huawei to debut first Windows Phone 8 smartphone next year

The Chinese maker of smartphones Huawei will announce its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone – the awaited Ascend W1 - at the upcoming CES 2013, which will be held at the beginning of January 2013. The Huawei Ascend W1 was expected to debut this fall - something that actually did...

ASUS announces the ROG Sheath deskpad

ASUS announces the ROG Sheath deskpad

The Republic of Gamers (ROG) division of ASUS has announced the all-new ASUS ROG Sheath mouse pad. The new ASUS product is an extra-large pad that has been designed for all kinds of gaming mice. The new Sheath comes with a woven surface that gives it excellent mouse tracking qualities for...

Nintendo DSi LL and DSi XL announced

Nintendo will release the new DSi LL in Japan on November 21 and the European brother DSi XL in the first quarter of 2010.  The new 4.2-inch bigger brother will come with a longer stylus and a new Touch Pen,  as well  in three color option"Dark brown", "Red Wine", "Natural White". "Nintendo...

Leave a comment