|09-09-2006, 04:47 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Dual display e-book device showcased by Toshiba
The engineers at Toshiba's labs must have been inspired by the Nintento DS, for the idea of a dual-screen gadget is not new. Dubbed the "Dual Display PDA (e-book)", the concept device looks anything but a PDA, but more like an ultra portable notebook where the keyboard has been replaced with a second screen. It sure catches attention, though I doubt that with the draining force of two displays battery life would win any marathon there. Arving USA provides us with some more photos shot during the IFA 2006 exhibit.
[via David at TeleRead]
|09-09-2006, 08:13 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Device: eBookwise 1150, Sony Reader 500, 505, iPad, Kindle 3, DX, Paperwhite
I can see e-books using two screens in the future but this is not it. Heavy, hot, and you are right about the battery. Plus, WinCE. Make it with eInk and they may have something.
|09-09-2006, 12:44 PM||#3|
When books can fly!
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Que Nada
Device: Kobo Mini in my lunchbox.
No e-ink, no bother. That thing is already antiquated!
|09-09-2006, 11:05 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Device: Kolin i-library
I remember that the first dual screen ebook reader is panasonic "sigmabook" which losed the market due to the weight of dual screen, the quality of display, etc.
This Toshiba conceptual device uses slow WinCE and battery-consuming LCD... I agree with you.
Last edited by segatang; 09-10-2006 at 02:06 AM.
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