Philips Readius E-Ink Video

Earlier this year, I did an article on the very cool Philips Readius E-Reader With Rollable Display. The Readius pocket electronic document reader is the first device with a display that unrolls to a greater size than the compact form of the device. The monochrome, 5-inch QVGA (320 pixels x 240 pixels) display provides paper-like viewing with a high contrast ratio for reading-intensive applications, with four gray levels. The display should be suitable for reading text, graphics, and electronic maps.

However, when I came across this video on YouTube, I thought I'd share it. This is a very futuristic device.


(Philips Readius Demo Video)

The polycarbon phone screen from Idoru, a 1986 novel by William Gibson, is a reasonable prediction of this kind of device.

No word yet on when you can get one. Sigh.

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