KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc prototyped the “Portable Viewer System,” which wirelessly transmits an image stored in a mobile phone and displays it on a 13.1-inch color electronic paper display.
OK, a bit off topic, but it’s an interesting insight on how GE Global Research are approaching future lighting systems (I hope Philips are listening). You can get more information on their Blog
Copied from Forbes.com the full article here
Amazon’s Kindle was fun. Now it’s time for electronic readers to get to work.
On Monday, Netherlands-based iRex Technologies is slated to unveil the iRex Reader 1000, the first in a wave of e-reader devices that promise bigger screens and improved interfaces and functionality. And unlike Kindle or Sony’s Reader, this second generation of e-readers aims to bring innovative E-ink display technology to the more demanding, and possibly more lucrative, world of business.
The iRex Reader 1000 offers a 10.2-inch diagonal E-Inkscreen, far larger than Kindle’s 6-inch screen or even iRex’s own 8.1-inch diagonal iLiad, its last e-book model. That stretched display is designed to work with any file format, be it an e-book, a full-sized PDF, a Word document or HTML. Like earlier iRex devices, it sports a stylus and touch screen for taking notes and marking documents.
Sony’s flexible colour OLED screen
Entry from Readius homepage
The world’s first pocket eReader, Readius® exploits the versatility of rollable displays to merge the ‘reading friendly’ strengths of eBook readers with pocket size form factor and world wide connectivity.
With a display larger than the device itself, and designed around ‘ease of use’ and mobility, Readius® is optimised for reading for 30 hours without battery charge.
The 3.5G HSDPA tri-band connection allows worldwide high speed instant updates from personally selected news sources, special services and email. The Micro SD High Capacity storage ensures easy access to other favorite information and eBooks. Readius® also features audio capabilities (such as MP3) for podcasts, audio books and music.
Forbes.com Techno Future Full article here