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Old 10-19-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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World's first tablet-sized flexible E Ink display

LG Philips and E Ink have announced the world's first tablet-sized flexible electronic paper display. The 10.1 inch 800X600 SVGA display, with 100 pixels per inch and a 10:1 contrast ratio, is less than 300 microns thick. The paper-white four grayscale display is as thin and flexible as construction paper. From the press release:

"We all need flexible displays," said Russ Wilcox, CEO of E Ink. "They
are 80% thinner and lighter than glass displays, and they do not break like
glass displays. You can roll them up and put them in your pocket. You can
curve them around the outside of a cellphone. Or you can throw them in your
briefcase like a newspaper. As Galileo famously told us, the world is not
flat."


This new display would be ideally suited to a digital future newspaper, a low-cost/low-power tablet suitable for e-book reading, as well as other applications like garments with display capabilities and places where current display technologies can't be used.

Read the full press release here.

Related: The future of newspapers, More e-paper promises

[via Engadget]
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Old 10-21-2005, 05:28 AM   #2
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Wow! Although still just 4 levels of grayscale, this could make an excellent e-book reader or reader for electronic newspaper, as Brian pointed out. Since LG Philips is known for aggressive pricings, there's hope that this device will actually be affordable once it's available. Say bye to the Librie.
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