Here is a really awesome design concept that features a smartwatch that can also be converted and used as a standard smartphone. The concept is based around having a flexible handset that can be wrapped around a wrist band. Check out the image below.
It is for course not available for purchase and probably will not be for some time to come, because the image we have here is simply a design concept that was featured on the Cightec Google+ page. The concept is pretty impressive however, with the ability to enjoy a wearable watch-like experience that can very quickly transform into conventional smartphone. I think it could be a very popular design, if it were to realized.
Current technologies would also seem to prove that the device is actually possible, as we have seen more and more flexible technologies emerge in recent years. In fact recently, we have seen flexible and transparent OLED displays from LG. Here in Taiwan we also have a company called Prologium who specialize in producing incredible flexible batteries. Flexible PCBs also exist and are improving in reliability and complexity, so as far as technological innovation is concerned, there is actually no reason why this kind of transformable smartwatch/smartphone design could not happen.
We would really enjoy a device such as this. What do you guys think? Too much like a bangle? Let us know in the comments below.