Polymer Vision demonstrates rollable e-paper
Polymer Vision, originally a spin-off of Philips, has shown its next-generation six-inch rollable e-paper. The new working sample is designed to last 25 thousand uses. Its flexibility permits it to be rolled around a dime without being damaged. At six-inches, its resolution is 800x600, which makes it feasible for use in current mobile devices.
Polymer Vision resurrects with folding phone
Polymer Vision returned from nearly going defunct on Friday and showed a concept for the spiritual successor to its short-lived Readius. The new device would embrace the folding display technology but apply it to a phone with a color screen. Along with a clamshell shape that would hide a tablet-sized screen, it would even have a second option to expand to a larger size, Digital Reader heard.
Polymer Readius Phone
Polymer Vision this afternoon revealed that it has begun producing the Readius, a device billed as the world's first phone with a foldable display. Even more advanced than Amazon's Kindle, the device uses a 5-inch e-paper display that not only replicates the sharpness of ink but tucks into the main body, creating a much smaller profile than any e-book reader. It also serves as a full-fledged phone: thanks to tri-band HSDPA, the Readius can make calls and connect to the Internet in the US and most other 3G-capable areas of the world. This allows live RSS reading as well as e-mail and other real-time information.