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Transparent Fujitsu Android Smartphone Offers Two-Sided Touchscreen


I guess that the next generation smartphones will be sporting a brand new look that’s almost out of science-fiction. This has been something that people have been lusting after for years – transparent screens – like the ones in Avatar.

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This prototype Android smartphone was developed by the Japanese mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo and Fujitsu. The transparent display allows it to work as a touchscreen on both sides of the display. This provides more flexibility in touch-based operations, including being responsive to both front and back-based inputs at the same time, creating unique new gestures and commands.

The prototype has got a screen that measures 2.4 inches, but they hope to increase its size when they go into production. They still need to improve the overall brightness of the screen so that it’s more visible in high light levels as well.

fujitsu transparent smartphone japan ntt docomo

[Diginfo via designboom]

Comments (2):

  1. Tudor says:

    Great! Now people will see what I’m doing, not only from any angle, but also from behind the phone as well!

    That aside, it will be a huge help for the interaction: you will be able to touch the screen from behind, without covering the thing you are trying to look at with your big thumbs. This aspect of capacitive touch screens (with no (sharp) styluses) has frustrated me since the iPhone came out.

    • a_do_z says:

      Similar to my thoughts while I was watching the video…I found myself thinking that the touch sensitivity on the back of the display might be the most valuable attribute of this. That could be done without the additional display and transparency aspects.

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