News: IBM Pursues The Fold Out Computer
I’ve always thought this would be the way forward: fold out computers. Now IBM are onto it, according to ZDNet.
One of their more promising designs, ZDNet says, uses a dual screen, connected by a single hinge, which provides a total display area closer to that used on desktop PCs when the device is unfolded.
IBM has already licensed the Meta Pad, which packs most of the components of a normal PC apart from the screen and keyboard into a package about the size of a PDA, which can be plugged into either a portable screen or a desktop adapter. Antelope Technologies will begin selling a device based on the technology this week.