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Kodak sells OLED business to LG

Posted in Kodak by Shane McGlaun on December 7th, 2009

kodak-logoOLED screens are widely used in all sorts of products from mobile phones to digital picture frames and even TVs. The OLED screen uses less power and offers better colors making it a popular technology. Kodak and LG tied up in an agreement earlier this year that had Kodak providing OLED screens for LG products.

Last week Kodak announced that it would be selling its entire OLED business and all related assets to LG. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kodak says the sale will let it tighten its focus and strengthen its financials.

Sony’s beautiful A-Series Walkman with OLED, up to 64GB

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2009

Sony’s beautiful A-Series Walkman with OLED, up to 64GBSony has unveiled their latest update to the A-Series Walkman line and it packs some serious features in a sexy exterior. The new NW-A840 series is available in black and brown and has to be the most stylish version to date.

The new model sports a 2.8 inch WQVGA OLED screen and is the thinnest Walkman ever, at only 7.2mm. The NW-A845 (16GB, Y24,000), NW-A846 (32GB, Y30,000), and NW-A847 (64GB, Y40,000) are all due on October 31st.

First Samsung OLED laptops could arrive in late 2010

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2009

First Samsung OLED laptops could arrive in late 2010Next year you may be able to watch video on your laptop with an OLED screen from Samsung, who is eyeing 2010 for a commercial OLED notebook release. The company says that it will release an OLED notebook towards the end of 2010, maybe in the third quarter.

They aren’t the only ones with an eye toward OLED either. Lenovo also has plans to use OLED and Sony too. No mention of cost, but likely it will add a few hundred to the price of a regular notebook.

Alessi Daytimer OLED watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2009

Alessi Daytimer OLED watchIf you’re looking for a unique and colorful new watch, here’s a cool one that celebrates polygons. Will Alsop and Federico Grazzini created the Alessi Daytimer. This watch comes with a high-contrast blue OLED digital display framed by a geometric polyurethane case. This watch will get noticed for sure.

It even comes in a 3D polygonal case structure which is just a bit askew, and as time marches on, the display goes through nine different graphics. Just press the button to get the time. The Daytimer will cost you $120 each and is available in red, green, purple and black. Because geometry rules…Your wrist.

OCZ Sabre OLED Gaming Keyboard

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2009

OCZ Sabre OLED Gaming KeyboardThe Sabre OLED gaming keyboard takes Art Lebedev’s OLED-in-each-key keyboard concept and adapts it for the mass market to enjoy. But it does have a lower price and a less impressive feature set. Only the numpad keys feature the OLED magic and the keys don’t display color.

OCZ tries to make up for the lack of OLED keys with a layered shortcut system and blue LED sidelighting. In the end we can only state the ovious, that the Sabre is no Optimus Maximus. Then again, the Optimus is huge and hard to type on. So maybe it’s for the best.

Next iPhone launching July 17? OLED display? Glowing Apple logo?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2009

Next iPhoneAnd here is your daily iPhone rumor. Word is that the next handset will be announced at WWDC. It will feature an OLED display and a glowing Apple logo, and have a launch date of July 17. Many of the provided specifications go hand in hand with past rumors that the device will introduce a digital compass and a video recorder, as well as other features. Here are the specs:

32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models), $199 and $299 price points to be maintained, 3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera), Video-recording and editing capabilities, Ability to send a picture & video via MMS, Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device, OLED screen, 1.5 times the battery life of the current models, Double the RAM and processing power, Built-in FM transmitter, Apple logo on back will glow, Rubber-tread backing, Sleeker design, Built-in compass, The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations, Turn-by-turn directions

Alessi Cordless DECT phone with 65,000 color OLED display

Posted in Telephones by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2009

Alessi Cordless DECT phone with 65,000 color OLED displayThe DECT phone, designed by Italian Stefano Giovannoni, combines some very nice design with advanced functions. The phone features a 65,000 color OLED display, as well as preloaded backgrounds and ringtones.

Though it may look and sound like just a concept, the DECT phone is real. You can actually buy it. The phone also has a large directory for storing contacts and a high quality speaker. It’s priced pretty reasonably at $175.

Rubber OLED developed for flexible, stretchable screens

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2009

Rubber OLED developed for flexible, stretchable screensElectrical engineering researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a flexible, stretchable OLED that acts like rubber. It doesn’t tear or break when stretched. They produce the material by spraying a layer of carbon nanotubes with a fluoro-rubber compound, which creates a rubbery, conducive material.

At 10-centimeters square, the current monochrome display prototype has a resolution of just 256 pixels and can apparently be folded about 1,000 times with out degrading, falling apart, or tearing. In short, our future may be filled with rubber bouncing balls that have OLED screens.

Ennova Direct gets USB flash drive patent

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on April 29th, 2009

innovadirectflashdrive-sbFlash drives are useful little gadgets that allow computer users to easily transfer data between multiple machines and act like the floppy discs of the past. The problem is that moving sensitive files on a flash drive can make for trouble is the drive is unsecured.

Ennova Direct has announced that it has been granted a new patent on a flash drive that features a retractable USB connector. The flash drive has a flip up lid that covers the small OLED screen featured on the drive.

Apple to get 15-inch OLED display from LG?

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on April 22nd, 2009

MacBook Air now $500 cheaperWord on the street is that Apple is set to get one of the largest practical OLED displays as early as this summer. Reportedly, a senior executive from LG Display says that Apple will use a newly-developed 15-inch screen for a “brand new” notebook that’s due in June and will be one of the first companies anywhere to use the screen.

Specs as well as a notebook line name were not mentioned. The rumor is from Australia’s Smarthouse which cited a senior LG executive from LG Display as the source. The system is likely to be expensive, since the panel will be 2 to 3 times as costly to make as an equivalent LCD.

Kyocera EOS phone is sexy, with a flexible OLED screen

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on April 16th, 2009

Kyocera EOS phone is sexy, with a flexible OLED screenKyocera is gazing into the future of cell phones with this EOS phone. We like what we see. A whole lot. Even if this is but a dream. The flexible OLED display lets you fold it up like a wallet, which is pretty convenient. The shape-memory buttons will pop out from their flush position when you need them, like magic.

The most interesting aspect is its kinetic energy power. It works like a self-winding watch, so you always have juice, or so it would appear. The Kyocera EOS was created by industrial designer Susan McKinney, who likes to take long walks in the future, then show us what she saw.

LG confirms Apple’s new OLED notebook

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on March 19th, 2009

LG confirms Apple's new OLED notebook, iPhone and moreAdd this one to the rumor mill. The Korean manufacturing giant somehow has info on Apple’s netbook and they know it’s an OLED touchscreen. How do they know this? Because they possess the technology that prevents smudges and stains on an OLED screen and Apple wants it.

Apple already has a working prototype of this netbook and are about to manufacture it using LG’s screen. The Apple netbook won’t probably be a tablet like in the photo above.

Sony OLED Walkmans are UK bound with prices & dates

Posted in Walkman by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2009

Sony OLED Walkmans are UK bound with prices & datesThey’ve done it again. By “it”, I mean once again another country gets first dibs before us. Duh! Those in the UK will be receiving the new line of Sony’s OLED touchscreen Walkmans soon. Amazon UK has already started taking pre-orders.

The X Series will be available in 16GB and 32GB sizes, and will have a shipping period from a two to five weeks. The 16GB and 32GB models will retail for £214 and £283. It’s a great looking device. Are you sold at those prices?

BlackBerry meets the Optimus Keyboard

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 5th, 2009

BlackBerry meets the Optimus KeyboardThis interesting concept comes from designer Billy May. The OLED Blackberry is a combination of a Blackberry 7130 and an Optimus Keyboard. This OLED Blackberry was designed for the Mozilla Phone project, and obviously it takes the best of both devices and creates this stunning concept seen above.

The OLED keys, just like on the Optimus Keyboard can be programmed and change their look. It looks stunning and the minute you see it, you realize that you are looking at a device that has some actual richness of personality and could provide a richer experience.

Apple keyboard concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2009

Apple keyboard conceptThis Apple Keyboard concept makes a lot of sense. It features all the necessary keys required in a Mac OS X environment and has an induction charge and synchronize segment on the right side that will hold your iPhone or iPod. The keyboard also has six programmable OLED keys.

It may not exist in the real world, but that didn’t stop the designer from giving it a price of $79.99. Too bad, it is only a concept, price or no. Apple fans would love this design and seeing a spot for the iPhone next to a keyboard makes me wonder why Apple hasn’t done it yet. Seems like a natural fit.