Samsung patents clamshell-slider design

Samsung has patented a new cellphone form factor, which in the cell phone world is a bit like creating a new phase of matter. The phone, which is part slider and part clamshell, is designed to provide a large screen and a relatively compact (folded) size at the same time. One commenter described the design as "a [Sony Ericsson] P910 wrapped in a tortilla." There is no information about when or if this design will appear in a real device. Article