moxiIf there is one thing that we would all have learned by now, it would be this – not all smartphones are created equal, and for a very good reason, too. After all, there are so many kinds of people and preferences in the world, so much so that there should be a little bit of something for everyone – price included. Moxi is a unique manufacturer, having revealed that their flexible handset that can bend like Gumby, is all set for a release in China some time later this year.

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This is touted to be the first truly bendable phone that is manufactured by Moxi, and in the Chinese language, this is pronounced as “mou-she”, which so happens to be the spoken Chinese abbreviation for the material graphene. Graphene has been touted to be the thinnest, lightest, strongest, most transparent, and most heat and electricity-conductive material known to scientists, and with it, Moxi can be worn like a watch or a bracelet. When you need to make a phone call, simply stretch it out so that it will arrive in a regular smartphone form factor.

Unfortunately, it will arrive only with a black and white screen this year, although there are plans for a color display – but one will need to wait at least until 2018 for that to happen. The asking price of $760 thereabouts is also going to place it out of reach for many over in China, but at least this is a start in the right direction. Too bad it ain’t gonna incorporate LG’s rollable OLEDs.

Filed in Cellphones.. Source: money.cnn

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