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‘PaperTab’, A Thin And Flexible Tablet Made From Paper
By John Yong, 08 Jan 2013
UK-based company Plastic Logic—creator of the ‘e-paper’—has collaborated with Intel and researchers at Queen’s University to develop a concept tablet that is as thin and flexible as paper.
Called ‘PaperTab’, the flexible ‘e-ink’ device looks and feels like a sheet of paper and can even be rolled and bent like one.
It has a 10.7-inch screen and is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 processor—and is also able to interact with other nearby PaperTab devices.
“We are actively exploring disruptive user experiences,” said Ryan Brotman, a researcher at Intel. “The ‘PaperTab’ project, developed by the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University and Plastic Logic, demonstrates innovation interactions powered by Intel core processors that could potentially delight tablet users in the future.”
“Using several PaperTabs makes it much easier to work with multiple documents,” added Roel Vertegaal, director of Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab. “Within five to ten years, most computers, from ultra-notebooks to tablets, will look and feel just like these sheets of printed color paper.”
Could this be the future of tablets?
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[via Huffington Post]
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