“Specialty glass Company Corning, famous for its ‘gorilla glass’ used in Apple devices, has an ultra-slim flexible glass called ‘willow glass’ that has the potential to enable displays to be wrapped around a device,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Corning said it’s currently shipping samples of willow glass, which is compatible with OLED displays, to companies,” Purcher reports. “Companies like Samsung and Microsoft already have patents on this type of concept and Nokia has a concept video that’s very interesting. The race to overtake Apple’s iPad is hot, as competitors team up with cutting edge University research labs to find that next great thing that could topple the iPad.”

Purcher reports, “Yet Tony Fadell, Apple’s former Senior Vice President of the iPod Division, thinks that Apple has more technology coming to the iPad that will keep the iPad on top.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]