Samsung's Latest Patent Lets You Design Your Own Phone Skin

Technology companies patent all sorts of unusual things, and not all of them make it to market. Samsung's latest innovation might never make it to market, but if it does, expect to see lots of unusual looking phones in the future. It involves a smart "skin" of material wrapped around any phone that becomes the display screen, wrapped around the entire device. Take a photo, and you can make it the wallpaper for your entire phone, in other words. It's not yet clear from Samsung's patent whether this would be a technology rolled out across new devices, or a peripheral add-on for existing handsets. As Patentbolt notes, it's very similar to a technology in which Nokia's GEM concept device as well. I wonder if Nokia's already got a patent in the works?

[Patentbolt via Netbooknews]

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