The largest flexible color display is making its debut, showing that it's possible to make screens that are more durable than glass in sizes practical for any computing device. The project was part of a mandate from the U.S. Department of Defense to build a display that could flex and show color video while withstanding tough, battlefield conditions.
The display, built by the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University, is called an organic light emitting display, or OLED. It uses a more advanced version of the thin film transistor technology that people see in cellphones and televisions. It's 7.4 inches across, about the size of a Blackberry Playbook.