Monday, May 9, 2011

Researchers show off flexible PaperPhone

Researchers are set to present what they call an interactive flexible computer to a scientific conference on Tuesday, with the idea taking two forms: a 'PaperPhone' and a 'Snaplet' wristband computer.

The PaperPhone, pictured above, has a 3.7-inch flexible e-ink display. The researchers at the Queen's University Human Media Lab in Ontario worked with the E Ink Corporation, which provides the technology underpinning the screens of e-readers such as Amazon's Kindle, to develop the prototype computer.

According to the team, the flexibility of the display not only makes it easier to carry such devices in a pocket, but also allows for various new interactions with a smartphone. More .......

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