According to Reuters, Samsung says they have shipped over 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatches since September. This numbers are probably shipment to retailers and not actual sales. In addition, most Gear watches are sold bundled to Galaxy Note 3 phones (some operators offer them free of charge if you join a certain plan). In any case, Samsung believes the Gear is now the “most sold wearable watch available in the marketplace”. Read more about Samsung ships over 800,000 Galaxy Gear watches, only a handful of Galaxy Round phones
I”m happy to announce my new book that I released today, The Graphene Handbook . Graphene is an exciting 2D carbon material – it is the world’s strongest and most conductive material , and it’s also transparent and flexible. Graphene may play an important role in the display industry , and it is also useful to make medical devices, electronics, spintronics, sensors, and more. While graphene is exciting, there are many challenges still. The Graphene Handbook takes a look at the technology, industry and current market for graphene materials. It’s a great way to be introduced to the material of the future. It took me about a year to write this book, and I hope it is the best introduction to graphene you can read today! Reading this book, you’ll learn all about: The properties of graphene Different production methods Possible graphene applications The latest graphene research The current market for graphene materials and products The main graphene challenges Other promising 2D materials The book also provides: A history of graphene developments A graphene investment guide A comprehensive list of graphene companies A guide to other carbon allotropes The Graphene Handbook costs $97 for the digital (PDF) edition or $149.99 for the printed edition . We also offer site and enterprise licenses, and academic discounts. If you’re interested, click here for more information (including a table of contents). Read more about Introducing The Graphene Handbook
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LG’s G Flex phone is now shipping in Korea, and besides the flexible curved OLED display, it also uses a curved battery , developed and produced by LG Chem . The non-removable battery’s capacity is 3500mAh. Here’s a photo that shows the new battery next to a regular LG mobile phone battery: LG Chem developed (and patented) a technology which they call Stack & Folding which reduces physical stress when realizing the curved design of battery packs. LG Chem started producing curved batteries this month . Read more about Here's what LG Chem's curved batteries look like
Here’s what LG Chem’s curved batteries look like
Here’s your chance to get LG’s curved OLED TV for free – reviewed.com is giving away one LG EA9800 for a lucky winner in a new draw. You just need to enter your e-mail address by December 15 . The contest is open to US residents only. If you’re actually considering buying this TV, you’d be pleased to know that Amazon currently offers a $500 BuyDig.com gift card in a pre-black-friday special . The price is still $8,999 . Read more about Reviewed.com is giving away one LG EA9800 curved OLED TV in a new giveaway!
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LG’s first flexible OLED phone, the G Flex , is already shipping in Korea, and we know that Samsung wants to bring it to the US, Japan and Europe. The FCC published new filing documents that discuss the G Flex (model number D959). This usually means that we should expect this phone to launch soon in the US, for both AT&T and T-Mobile. The G Flex has a 6″ 720p RGB flexible OLED display made by LG Display that is curved from top to bottom (unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Round which is curved from left to right). Other features include a 2.3Ghz Snapdragon S800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a 13MP camera, NFC, Android 4.2.2 and a 3500mAh non-removable battery ( LG Chem’s curved battery ). The G Flex has two rear-mounted buttons and a “self-healing” back (that will heal scratches quickly). Read more about FCC filing reveals that the LG G Flex will probably come to the US soon
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According to new rumors, Samsung plans to release a smartphone in 2014 that will feature a three-sided display. This is a YOUM OLED display that wraps around the edges, probably similar to the prototypes the company showed at CES 2013: YOUM phone prototype, CES 2013 According to the rumors, the phone will be released in 2014 (probably the second half of the year). Samsung hasn’t decided yet whether this will be a Galaxy Note phone, or a Galaxy S one, or an altogether new class of phones. Read more about Will samsung release a phone with a three-sided YOUM display in 2014?
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Researcher from Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed a new transparent OLED electrode. They report that this electrode material, developed using colloidal lithography, is efficient, transparent and avoid the “haziness” apparent with thin metal or oxide based electrodes. The researchers have already obtained patents for this invention in Korea and they hope that this technology could be commercialized in transparent OLEDs within three years. Read more about KAIST researchers develop a new transparent OLED electrode material
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Earlier this month we reported that First-O-Lite established a volume production fab , producing 55 lm/W OLED panels that use the company’s external light extraction technology. The company already started producing panels, and they tell us that currently they are only providing OLEDs for installations inside China. First-O-Lite sent us a couple of photos from two existing installations. The one you see above is the company’s own demonstration room, and below you see an installment at Nanjing University Science Park, which features their “8” shaped logo made of OLED panels. Both installations use over 600 OLED Panels. Read more about First-O-Lite unveils two large OLED lighting installations in China
Taiwan has a large display industry, but in recent years it seems that it is lagging behind Korea, Japan and China in AMOLED technologies. We asked a local industry expert to check out the three main Taiwanese AMOLED companies ( AUO , Innolux and RiTDisplay ), and now we post on his updates. AUO As we reported already , AUO started producing AMOLEDs in their 4.5-Gen fab in Singapore after years of delays. According to our source, AUO is actually only producing samples. Those 5″ 720p (295 ppi) panel samples have been been submitted to a company based in China. Earlier reports suggested AUO is going to supply HTC and Sony but it appears these two companies will keep using LCDs for now. Read more about Updates from Taiwan's AMOLED makers
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Reseachers from the Universities of Bonn, Regensburg, Utah and the MIT developed a new method to make triplets radiate directly in OLEDs rather than harvesting the triplets by reverse intersystem crossing to generate delayed fluorescence. Basically this means they enabled phosphorescence OLEDs without any heavy atoms at room temperature. The researchers created new emitter molecules that can store electrical energy for significantly longer than is conventionally assumed. This means that these molecules can exploit the spontaneous jumps in spin orientation in order to generate light – so the energy that is lost as heat in regular fluorescent OLEDs is released as light in those molecules. Read more about Researchers develop metal-free efficient phosphorescence OLEDs