February 7, 2007

New Invention : Rollable Display for Mobile Devices



Telecom Italia and Polymer Vision have reached an agreement to manufacture a rollable display device for the mobile market in 2007.

The device is based on the Readius concept designed by Polymer Vision, they will show the “Cellular-Book” at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on February 12th. Its main purpose is to read newspapers, books and personal data.

Cellular-Book is smaller then a standard mobile phone, it sports a 5-inch screen that rolls out and displays 16 grey-levels on a high contrast, reflective light paper display by Polymer Vision. Since there is no back-lighting it cannot be read in the dark, but they say it works in bright sunlight. Rather then rolling out the screen as we would expect with this technology, the Cellular-Reader unfolds from a set of three hinges which expands the display to its maximum size of 5-inches.

Data will be sent out via TIM's mobile network to the Cellular-Book via EDGE/UMTS. No word on price, but Italy gets the 4GB wonder-book first, obviously.

via [Mobile Mag]

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