|10-14-2005, 07:56 AM||#1|
Recovering Gadget Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
More e-paper promises...
This time we might really be onto something. Not too many details yet, but apparently Siemens has caused a stir at the Plastics Electronics trade fair by introducing a new low-cost electronic paper display.
"Siemens spokesman Norbert Aschenbrenner claimed the new screens, which are literally paper thin, can do everything a regular TV screen or computer monitor can do, but cost a fraction of the price."
"The firm says the low production costs could see the magazine shelves in newsagents come alive with moving images vying for the customers' attention as they move along the aisle."
"The Siemens spokesman said that one square metre of the material costs around £30, and scientists working on the screens said they should be available by 2007."
But if they were high resolution, low power, fast and bright would they really be focusing only on magazines, signs and newspapers? If I could control such a technology, I'd try very hard to roll it out to replace computer monitors, build displays into desk surfaces, create 200" televisions, make roll-up pda displays, etc. It will be interesting to hear more about the good and the bad. Anyone have a good link to share more details with us?
For now, you can read more here.
|10-14-2005, 10:55 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Device: Assorted older devices
And for a PDA, in addition to the lifetime issue, would they be able to make it into a touch-screen, or would that be problematic because of the fact that it bends like paper? The ideas they have seem to focus on generally disposable things, which would make sense if it didn't last that long.
And then, there's also the minor issue about environmental pollution if it's supposed to be disposable, and not last that long - exactly what is it made of, and will it harm the environment?
|10-14-2005, 02:06 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2005
We really won't know about potential applications until we know a) what it will cost when used in quantity, and b) what the speed of display updates is like. If its anything like we've been told the Libre is like, you wouldn't want to play video games on it.
|10-14-2005, 03:01 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Pernes. A small village in Portugal.
Device: Kindle Voyage
Can't be sure, but the caracteristics sure remind me of the epaper from plastic logic...
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