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LG shows off new LCDs for watches, photo frames

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2008 12:54 User comments (1)

LG shows off new LCDs for watches, photo frames LG Display has introduced a pair of new round LCD panels that will be on display for the first time at next week's Society For Information Display's (SID) conference.
The first panel is circular and measure 35.5mm in diameter, making it the perfect size to fit in a standard wristwatch.

The second, larger panel, is elliptical in shape and measures 78.8mm by 131.4mm and seems about the right size to fit in digital photo frames and in-car electronics devices. Both displays have 262,000 colors and a 160 degree viewing angle, added the company.

Rectangular LCD panels have become the new standard for HDTVs and are also standard in mobile phones, car entertainment systems and music players. Many in the industry have noted that development of LCDs of different shapes is the next logical step and LG is also not the first to introduce such LCDs. Late last year Toshiba unveiled a 75mm diameter circular LCD and said it was in the works for more.

LG Display is one of the world's largest LCD panel makers, behind Sony.

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120.5.2008 5:23

Looks like James Bond devices are starting to become more of a common reality. If nothing else, having a watch with a LCD screen would be a very nice novelty item and would be a good conversation piece.

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