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In the race for ever thinner displays for TVs, cellphones and other gadgets, Sony may have developed one to beat them all a razor thin display that bends like paper while showing full color video.

Sony paper-thin video display

Sony has released video of the new display, a screen just under 7 cm wide. In it, a hand squeezes a display that is 0.3 millimetres thick. The display shows colour images of a bicyclist stuntman and a picturesque lake.

Although flat-panel TVs are getting slimmer, a display that’s so thin it bends in a human hand marks a breakthrough. Sony said it has yet to decide on commercial products using the technology.

“In the future, it could get wrapped around a lamppost or a person’s wrist, even worn as clothing,” Sony spokesman Chisato Kitsukawa told the Associated Press (AP). “Perhaps it can be put up like wallpaper.”