Detachable smartphone display, you want? There’s a patent for that!

By on June 11, 2012
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Microsoft’s unique patent, if introduced, will enable you to have a conversation will still be able use your smartphone.

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Ever bored of talking to someone on your phone and wished you could check your Facebook rather than continuing to talk but cannot because a) that would be rude, and b) you are stranded somewhere in nowhere without a laptop or a PC? It seems Microsoft has the perfect solution for you.

Patentbolt has dug up a patent belonging to the Redmond-ians that shows a smartphone solution with a detachable screen. The patent calls it the “dual module portable device”.

According to the patent, the smartphone will have a display that can be split into two – one will remain attached to the phone’s casing, while the other can be detached and used separately. This will enable a user to have a conversation while still be able to use the smartphone.

We can already see a number of uses for this, one we have already mentioned above. Another would be tell a number or some other data without ever having to fumble between talking to someone and looking at the screen. Of all the technology Microsoft is secretly preparing in its R&D department, this one is indeed a must-make for us. Of course, there is no guarantee that Microsoft will ever introduce it, but it’s certainly something we would like all of our phones to do.


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Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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  • Nada

    Great idea. But it begs the question — why would one have another piece attached to the phone in the first place as you will rarely use this piece.. you might as well carry two phones with you and clip them together if you wish.. :(

  • http://www.goud-verkopen.nl/ Hermine

    you are stranded somewhere in nowhere without a laptop or a PC? It seems Microsoft has the perfect solution for you.

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