Some features include Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a contrast ratio that allows it to be viewed from nearly any angle. If you like them thin, then it is money well spent. Everything else in your home will look huge in comparison.
LG is already the record holder for the largest production OLED model, but they aren’t content with it so next month, they will break their own record and double that size to 31-inches, showing it off on the showfloor of the IFA electronics show in Germany.
Samsung showed off a 31-inch OLED of their own a few years ago, but that one never made it to the market, so if LG’s does, they are the king of OLED panels.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Britain’s 3 has added a portable 3G router with its own display features. Huawei’s E585 has a monochrome OLED display that shows battery life and connection as well as the amount of data used. There’s also a new web-based setup page with the router and it can be configured for Linux PCs and Macs and Windows.
The E585 will continue charging even while it shares its 3G connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices. It also doubles as storage with a microSDHC slot, but we don’t know if this will act as network-attached storage. 3 UK will sell Huawei’s router in July for £50 (or $74) on a pay-as-you-go basis.
One of the benefits of OLED displays are that they can be flexible. Now Sony has a new ultra thin flexible OLED display, just 80µm-thick, which is less than a strand of hair. The OLED display measures 4.1-inches and has a resolution of 432 x 240 pixels and a contrast ratio of under 1,000:1.
They claim that it’s the first OLED panel that can play videos while being rolled up and stretched around a cylinder (like a pencil) with a 4mm radius.
Using a special printer from Dainippon screen, DuPont can now print a 50 inch OLED-Television in under two minutes! If only we could get it in our hands that fast. We will be waiting for awhile to see this. Testing of the displays shows that the lifetime is about 15 years. Dupont says that the printer works perfectly.
OLED screens are great; they use less power than LCD tech and offer better colors. The catch is that the typical OLED is much more expensive and large screens are not around. The cost reason means that most OLED screens so far are used in the smartphone realm.
LG Display is set to make a huge $225.7 million investment to triple its OLED building capacity. The increased capacity is good for the market because more screen production means lower prices.
Looks like Apple may have version 2.0 of the iPad in the works already, with sources claiming that development has already begun. And if you believe the rumors, the screen is about to get an OLED makeover.
OLED displays are more vibrant than the LCD panels currently in the iPad, but so far are too expensive to use cost-effectively in anything larger than a mobile phone. However, analysts are predicting that OLED prices will drop eventually, but not until at least 2011. If the iPad 2.0 was to have an OLED screen and be released with Apple’s traditional update schedule, it’s unlikely the prices would drop in time.
GE is showing off some lighting application ideas that have a lot of potential at Light + Building 2010 and LightFair 2010. At the shows, the company will be showcasing OLEDs in several configurations, focusing mainly on the flexible and ultra-thin form factor.
The flexible OLED materials can produce an energy efficient white light and have a low-carbon manufacturing footprint. The thinness allows it to be applied to many products. Like the cool desk lamp above for instance.
We know that you’ve been waiting for LG’s new OLED television, with it’s 3mm-thick display, and you won’t have to wait much longer. It sports a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a 0.001ms response time. It’s sexy on the inside and sexy on the outside.
LG has announced that the 15-inch OLED panel will hit Europe this May and the US in the summer. Those with lots of disposable cash can pick it up for €1,999 (or $2,725). It ain’t cheap, but you already knew that.
The world’s largest production OLED TV will be headed to the states later this year, according to LG reps at the ISE-2010 LG Electronics show. LG is looking at mid-2010 for availability. How much can you expect to pay for it? How about $2,500? Hope you have some money in the bank.
Apparently the 15-inch EL9500 will be followed with 19 and 20 inch OLEDs. There’s even a 40-inch version that none of us can afford coming in 2012. Just as the Mayans predicted.
Nokia has a phone that has a clear screen that was all for looks. I don’t care for being able to see through a screen myself; the feature is more of a gimmick to me. I certainly don’t want to be able to see through the display of my notebook at what is going on behind me.
Samsung showed off a notebook with a transparent AMOLED screen a while back and the notebook was popular enough that reports are now coming in that Samsung plans to bring the notebook to market in the next 12 months. The machine will come with the clear AMOLED screen that will drive the ADD prone to be unproductive.
I would certainly like some OLED HDTV action in my living room. I would gladly give up my plasma TV that is several years old already for newer tech with a better picture. The bag thing about OLED sets right now is that they are crazy expensive and small.
Mitsubishi has pulled the wraps off a new prototype OLED display that fixes one problem with OLED displays and compounds another. The set fixes the size issue with 149-inches of OLED glory. The price of the screen would make my wallet cry I am sure.
Well, this one came from out of nowhere. We haven’t heard much from ASUS in the e-reader market, but according to Times Online’s InGear it’s building a 6-inch color OLED e-reader, which is currently dubbed the DR-570.
The device will play Flash video, has both WiFi and 3G, and if you believe it can last for 122 hours on a single charge under “real world conditions.” Which makes it sound like even they don’t quite believe it. The device should be released by the end of the year.
Forget regular old Digital Picture Frames. Nanobrick has created 11 media frame models that you can customize with your photos. Each of them has several OLED screens that measure either 3.3-inches or 4.1-inches.
Problem is that each model costs around $100,000. It would be cheaper to make one yourself. If you can afford one maybe you can display pictures of money burning and people getting hit in the nads with baseballs, because that’s how you will feel after your purchase.
It looks like a standard ID card until it comes into range of an ISO 14443 RFID card reader. That’s when the magic happens and the OLED display comes to life, showing a 360 degree closeup of the card holder’s head.