We’ve seen these sort of things in sci-fi movies and promo videos, and now Samsung managed to score a patent for such device. I’m talking about foldable tablets here, devices that work both as phones and tablets. And it’s not something like Padfone, but much more sophisticated.
Patent US D696,693 S shows a visual rendering of a concept device that can be closed much alike to a book.
However, we’re not sure we’ll be seeing this kind of product released this year. Perhaps we get a glimpse of it at Samsung’s booth at CES or MWC, but other than that, I’m afraid we’ll have to wait for few more years for the technology to go mainstream. Still, we have something nice to look forward to. A device like this pretty much redefines the concept of convergence. And yes, we love it.