There's been an awful lot of talk before this year's CES in Las Vegas of flexible mobile phones and tablets finally being ready for the mainstream consumer.
Well, not quite. But the PaperTab, a new concept device by Intel, Plastic Logic and researchers at Queen's University, comes close.
It's a flexible E-ink device with a 10.7 inch screen, which can be rolled and bent like a piece of paper - and interact with nearby devices.
It's clearly a work in progress, but check out the video and you'll get the idea. We're so, so close to something really cool. It just needs a bit more time in the oven.
Ryan Brotman, researcher at Intel said in a press statement: "We are actively exploring disruptive user experiences. The ‘PaperTab’ project, developed by the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University and Plastic Logic, demonstrates innovative 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," addded. 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."
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