What if you could activate a bright AMOLED screen for regular phone tasks and then switch to an E Ink display while its on standby to conserve battery power? The result is a smartphone that could last more than one day — requiring less recharges. That's what the Second Life Mobile Phone Concept is.
If you've ever tried to use a netbook or iPad out in the sun, you'll know that backlit LCD displays get completely washed out the minute you hit them with lots of light. E-Ink displays work in a different way and don't suffer from this problem, so wouldn't it be great to have a screen that combines the best features of both LCD and E-Ink displays?