About a year ago we brought you a prototype device that used a low-energy, high-resolution, rollable e-ink display.
The idea was to have a phone that could have a large display roll into a small package. So, basically, the display would be bigger than the phone, allowing for a variety of uses, including book reading.
Well, that device is now officially on the slab to be created and sold.
It's currently called the Readius and is being created by a spin-off of Philip's electronics called Polymer Vision. The device will be slated to compete directly with high-end phones, including the iPhone...but also with Amazon's Kindle e-Reader.
The good news is that because e-ink is such a low-power display, the phone will be light and won't need to charge as frequently as the iPhone. However, that high-res, low-power display has its limitations too, like only being possible and grayscale, and with a long refresh rate that makes it unusable for video.
That won't stop me from sinking a few hundred dollars into it, but as we all know, I'm an e-reader fanboy.
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