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New Flexible Epaper Phone for Smartphones and Tablets


How it would be if the regular book is electroniced? Is the idea behind this new flexible iPhone the smartphone prototype, called PaperPhone does everything a smartphone does, like store books, play music or make phone calls.
This Electronic book consists of a 9.5 cm diagonal thin film flexible E Ink display. The flexible form of the display makes it much more portable that any current mobile computer: it will shape with your pocket.
"This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper.
You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen."

This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,"

- Creator Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen's University Human Media Lab said in the press release

The invention, heralds a new generation of computers that are super lightweight, thin-film and flexible. They use no power when nobody is interacting with them. When users are reading, they don't feel like they're holding a sheet of glass or metal.

The epaper sheet, which uses the same e-Ink technology found in the Amazon Kindle ereader, is just millimetres thick and can be used to make phone calls, read ebooks and play music.

The researchers say that this technology could eventually mean the end of paper and printers. Dr Vertegaal said:
“The paperless office is here. Everything can be stored digitally and you can place these computers on top of each other, just like a stack of paper.”

Dr. Vertegaal will unveil his paper computer on May 10 at 2 pm at the Association of Computing Machinery's CHI 2011 (Computer Human Interaction) conference in Vancouver - the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. Watch Video

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