Researchers at the Queen's University Human Media Lab in Kingston, Ontario, have invented a device they hail as the 'future of the phone'. The PaperPhone, as it is called, is made of extremely thin film, and has a flexible electronic display.

The curious thing is that this phone, the prototype of which was unveiled, can do everything a Smartphone does.

This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper, meaning that when users are reading they don't feel like they are holding a sheet of glass or metal, said inventor Roel Vertegaal, according to Britain's Daily Mail.

You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen, he said. Its display consists of a 9.5cm diagonal, thin-film flexible E Ink display, according to the report.