There was the brick, the flip, the lipstick, and the smartphone... what's next?

There was the brick, the flip, the lipstick, and the smartphone... what's next?

Back in the early 80’s the cool kids on Wall Street owned the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (for those too young to know, it was a the first commercial mobile phone the size of a brick). In the 90’s cell phones rapidly shrunk to pocket size and you were pretty fly if you were sporting a flip phone. Then in early 2000, phones rapidly decreased in size with the Nokia 7280 being nicknamed the “lipstick” phone or the “toy for the rich”. In 2007, Apple took a revolutionary bite into the mobile market with the first iPhone. The iPhone was slick, elite, and versatile offering an experience that no other mobile phone could offer.

Smartphones are meant to bend

Smartphones are meant to bend

You’ve no doubt heard of the issues surrounding the newly released iPhone 6, but do you personally know of someone that it’s happened to? It may be corporate espionage but that’s another topic… For today, imagine a material 100 times stronger than steel – flexible, elastic, transparent, can conduct heat 10 times better than copper and produces electricity 100 times better than silicon. No, I’m not talking about something from a sci-fi movie; I’m talking about graphene and it’s been around for as long as Potentia – 10 years!