Thursday, January 23, 2003
Posted by Jason Dunn in "HARDWARE" @ 10:30 AM
"I was at the CES show and thought that you might find the attached pics very cool. Sharp electronics was showing off a 12" diag OLED display running a video (very fast response, very bright). As you can see from the side-profile pic, the display was only like 1/4" thick! I can just image the impact that this display technology will have on PDA's - brighter displays, thinner units (no backlight needed) and longer battery life (OLED displays use much less power then back lit TFT LCD's). They also had a cellular flip-phone running a demo that had two small (2" diag) OLED displays in it - one on each half of the cam-shell with a built in video CCD that was demoing a video-phone application - very cool."
The real shocker is this second picture - this makes LCD monitors look chunky!
If OLED can be deployed as fast as I hope it can, we'll see monitors and TV sets using this technology at a fraction of the price we're paying for LCD monitors because OLED is supposed to be much cheaper to produce. OLED seems to be the future, and I'm excited about what I've seen so far. What do you think of OLED? Is it the future, or just hype?