Docomo show double-sided transparent touchscreen prototype

NTT Docomo Transparant Dual Touch Display
NTT Docomo Transparant Dual Touch Display. Credit: video

NTT Docomo have together with Fujitsu developed a new prototype smartphone running Android, using a transparent display. No only is it using a see-through display, but it also has dual touchscreens, one on the front, and the other on the back. Through newly developed gestures this makes it possible to manipulate and navigate the phone UI in a way never seen before.

“You could hold down an icon on the front, and slide on the back to move an icon, or use the message bar, or create a new application”, explained Masashi Tagaya, Advanced Technology Group, Communication Device Development Dept., NTT DOCOMO R&D.

“The display is QVGA (320 x 240), at 2.4 inches. We think it needs to be bigger if we’re to market this kind of phone. But even in this form, we think it could be used as a sub-display. In that case, it will have a limited display capability, so we think the range of applications could be wider. Compared with a standard smartphone, this one still has slightly low brightness, so it’s a bit hard to view in bright places. We’d like to improve the technology to overcome things like that”, said Masashi Tagaya

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