Originally Posted by doctorow
Looking at the stats and the missing controls (nice find, CommanderROR!), I believe this device is not meant to be an e-book reader. Even though, the screen size is amazing (13.1"!!!!!).
I think that's true. According to another article from IT PLUS
, Hitachi was working on a field test at the Tokyo Station, from December 2005 to February 14 2006. They were using the device as a bulletin stand, set on a waiting room. The display was updated every 5 minutes, showing the latest news, forecast, and ads. It was 6mm thick, had a small sized battery and memory inside, and received the data via Wi-Fi, from a sever based at a nearby kiosk.
Bridgestone says that their technology isn't reserved only for Hitachi, but is open to other companies as well. I'm just waiting for some other company to use this panel, and make a product for the consumer market.