Last week LG.Philips LCD announced it had created the "world's thinnest" thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) for mobile phones. Measuring 1.3 millimeters thick, it is pictured here as an LG.Philips representative holds up a quarter for perspective. The TFT-LCD was among the items showcased by the company at the Society for Information Display's first Mobile Displays Conference, held this week in San Diego.
Thinner displays, of course, invite production of slimmer handsets, so if you thought the Motorola Razr was skinny, phones with TFT-LCDs could add new meaning to the concept. The display maker says it doesn't have any buyers for the TFT-LCD yet, but factories are already starting to churn them out. Look for this little guy in handsets due out in 2007.
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