Today at CES Samsung showed off a new type of flexible display technology it called Youm.
The bendable, foldable display allows the company to roll up the screen into a small tube and potentially expand a device from a phone into a tablet.
A prototype was shown off by Microsoft’s Eric Rudder, the companyâ€™s chief technical strategy officer.
According to CNET, when showing the gadget Eric said “Some companies talk about a reality distortion field. We actually built one.”
In the device the screen is rolled into a tube, and the one edge that remains exposed showed notifications.
The working device also displayed a video with the tag line â€œA Phone. And tablet. That’s flexibility.â€
Microsoftâ€™s phone and tablet OS of course runs on the same kernel and one can easily imagine a dual-booting device.Â The video suggests Microsoft is thinking in the same direction.
See more pictures after the break.