Philips Readius features rollable display

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.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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