The Polymer Vision E-Ink Readius Cell Phone is finally available - and on video.
(Polymer Vision Readius cell phone video)
The five inch display is not quite as high resolution as some cell phone screens, but look at the size of it. Unfold the e-ink display and read your email, rss feeds, newspapers or books. The display is viewable in sunlight as well as indoors. The display has buttons on the side to let you skip around to the parts you like.
In his 1986 novel Count Zero, William Gibson wrote about an amazing cell phone with a screen that unfolded like a butterfly's wings:
He took an elegant modular unit from the bag and placed it in front of her. A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled silently from the top of the unit and immediately grew rigid... (Read more about Gibson's polycarbon phone screen.)
Reading a newspaper on this device is getting us closer to the future that Steven Spielberg showed on the big screen in his adaptation of Minority Report. See some pictures of e-paper newspapers.
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