Posted on Saturday, Sep 03 2005 @ 11:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
One of Philips divisions called Polymer Vision has created an interesting new mobile e-Reader concept called Readius. This is world's first functional electronic-document reader that features a rollable display. With four gray levels, the monochrome, 5-inch QVGA (320 pixels x 240 pixels) display provides paper-like viewing comfort with a high contrast ratio for reading-intensive applications, including text, graphics, and electronic maps. Once the user has finished reading, the display can be rolled back into the pocket-size device which measures only 100mm x 60mm x 20mm.
Using a bi-stable electrophoretic display effect from E Ink, the display consumes little power and is easy to read, even in bright daylight. Once the user has finished reading, the display can be rolled back into the pocket-size device.
Philips Polymer Vision is revealing its Concept Readius at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin, Germany, September 2-7. Consumer electronic devices equipped with this technology may arrive within two years.