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Old 01-07-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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The return of plastic logic

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Plastic Logic may have bowed out of building its own e-readers, but that's not stopping the company from making its presence felt at CES. It's teaming up with Intel and Queen's University on the PaperTab, a 10.7-inch tablet concept built around a flexible, e-paper touchscreen.
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We've heard countless times the stories about flexible eInk, yet the products have never materialized. Will this be different?
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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It looks like these have to be tethered to work - a no-go for me. but looking at it, I can't think where they could put the batteries - unless we get flexible batteries next.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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We've heard countless times the stories about flexible eInk, yet the products have never materialized. Will this be different?
Here's hoping....
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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I believe those are just the prototype.

Every flex screen ive seen this early in production has always been attached to the cables this way.

It doesnt mean the final product will be, just easier to show how flexi bendy stuff is this way.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:35 PM   #5
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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Liar! As another Queen's alumnus, I care (a tiny bit).
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It's in Kingston, at the Eastern end of Lake Ontario, about halfway between Toronto and Montreal.
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Plastic Logic is a terrible tease! They always show these cool prototypes then disappear.

Maybe they should try to go after the 6" ereader market. They can't seem to compete with tablets at the larger size. I would love a 10" eink type reader; I just don't want to pay $400+ for one.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:38 PM   #12
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Liar! As another Queen's alumnus, I care (a tiny bit).
OMG! They're Everywhere!!!!

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #13
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Plastic Logic is a terrible tease! They always show these cool prototypes then disappear.

Maybe they should try to go after the 6" ereader market. They can't seem to compete with tablets at the larger size. I would love a 10" eink type reader; I just don't want to pay $400+ for one.
Yes, they made lots of noise a while back with their flexible 10" device, only to eventually pull the plug. I wouldn't be surprised if this is yet another flop.
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