Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Philips Paper-like Display Earlier Than Expected
Posted on 6-Sep-2005 08:46. | Tags Filed under: News.


Philips Paper-like Display Earlier Than Expected
A few months ago Philips Polymer Vision, a company backed by Philips promised a rollable, paper-like display in two years - and took then only a few months to have a prototype ready. Philips Polymer Vision is showing its Concept Readius during an international exhibition in Berlin, Germany.

The Philips Concept Readius is a prototype of a connected consumer device for business professionals. The device implements a pocket-sized e-reader withouth sacrificing readability, mobility, performance, or weight.

The Readius is the world’s first prototype of a functional electronic-document reader that can unroll its display to a scale larger than the device itself. 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.

Using a bi-stable electrophoretic display effect from E Ink Corp., 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 (100 mm x 60 mm x 20 mm) device.

Based on Philips Polymer Vision’s PV-QML5 rollable display reference design, the Readius was created in order to demonstrate the viability of the rollable-display concept in mobile applications and to gain customer feedback at the IFA 2005.

Polymer Vision does not intend to commercialize this concept as a product in the market. Instead, it is demonstrating the fitness of its rollable displays for use in future mobile devices.




comments powered by Disqus







Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Interesting video about Brexit
Created by Geektastic, last reply by eracode on 27-Jun-2016 04:11 (372 replies)
Pages... 23 24 25


We demand a Royal Commission into the NBN
Created by ajw, last reply by blakamin on 23-Jun-2016 21:50 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Cost of installing a network port in a home
Created by woodson, last reply by chevrolux on 24-Jun-2016 14:53 (14 replies)

Consumer rights: when companies offer services at a cheaper price than contract renewal
Created by DamageInc, last reply by Bung on 26-Jun-2016 21:09 (12 replies)

Official Bigpipe App and Mode Selector Beta Discussion thread
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by michaelmurfy on 27-Jun-2016 01:39 (89 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Freeview Satellite LNB Settings
Created by Tazbec, last reply by RunningMan on 26-Jun-2016 19:20 (10 replies)

Great products that have disappeared from the New Zealand Market
Created by keewee01, last reply by keewee01 on 25-Jun-2016 12:21 (128 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


AT's new pricing
Created by xpd, last reply by xontech on 24-Jun-2016 12:46 (10 replies)