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Lumia phones might get Flip Covers with a second display

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As the name clearly points out, Microsoft Research is a division knee deep in R&D. In most companies, however, that acronym is almost synonymous with things that almost never see the light of day, except in a few vestiges. Trying to buck the trend, Microsoft is now trying to make its Research results more prominent, by actually putting them into products or turning them into actual products themselves. And one of those might yet be the most interesting: a flip cover for Lumia smartphones that also act as secondary displays.


Flip covers that are able to do more than just, well, cover are nothing new. LG and Samsung popularized the "window" type of cover that lets you peek and even interact with notifications. At one point, HTC had a unique Dot View coverthat conveyed information in a sort of old-school dot matrix display.

On the other hand...

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