IBM patents a smartwatch that becomes a phone and a tablet


While we await the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X, there is talk of Sony working on a phone with a retractable rolling display. And Apple is reportedly working on a foldable iPad. Now IBM, a company that was once the biggest name in the tech world, has received a patent for its own foldable device with a different form factor. LetsGo Digital (via Tom’s Guide) posted the actual patent from the USPTO. Titled “Variable display size for an electronic display device,” the patent was originally applied for in 2016 and was issued to Big Blue last month.
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