The world's first interactive paper phone is all set to herald a new generation of computers. Presently in prototype stage, the smartphone uses latest printing technologies to print copper circuits and wiring on to a 9.5-cm surface. It is powered by Google Android and uses a ductile e-ink display (also used in Amazon's Kindle). The PaperPhone has been created by a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Queen's University and E Ink Corporation. 
"The paperless office is here," said Dr Vertegaal, director, Queen's University Human Media Lab. "Everything can be stored digitally and you can place these computers on top of each other just like a stack of paper, or throw them around the desk."

The 'flexible' phone can store books, play music and make phone calls. According to the researchers, bend gestures are fed into a gesture-recognition engine and can associate certain movements with certain instructions.

Video of the new flexi-phone:

It will be unveiled at the forthcoming Association of Computing Machinery's Computer Human Interaction 2011 conference in Vancouver. 

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