By GabePeters | March 16, 2011 4:17 PM
Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass which is found in many recent smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S series, and the Motorola Atrix present their view of a future where the product is ubiquitous. A semi-transparent ultra-light, ultra-thin smartphone is featured and touted as being damage-resistant.
Corning demonstrates the placing of a video call which is then handed off to a counter-top surface where the call is seamlessly continued. In another scene, a woman brings up a map of a public transportation route at a bus stop, selects her destination, and brings the phone nearby where the route information is automatically downloaded to the device and immediately displayed. A three-way video conferencing call is also shown on the ficticous device.
A fashion designer is also shown placing the device on a table-top with an interactive surface, where the device’s files are immediately displayed and interacted with on both the counter top and a large-format wall display. The device is also shown interacting with a large animated billboard to push advertisements to the handset. A very optimistic, cool, and expensive view of the future indeed (well, cool except for the push advertisements.)