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Paper or Plastic Logic? Flexible 10.7" PaperTab slate gets previewed

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Paper or Plastic Logic? Flexible 10.7
That dreamy bending tablet from Samsung's futuristic ad a while ago just got a whole lot closer, but not by Samsung at all. Developed in cooperation with Intel for the Core i5 processing power, Plastic Logic and Queens's University previewed the PaperTab - a flexible e-paper tablet with high-res 10.7" display.

The whole concept of bendy plastic touchscreen and body, however, doesn't just serve the durability gods, but rather introduces brand new ways of interaction with your tablet. You can bend the corner to flip through a page in a magazine stored in the slate, or bump one PaperTab showing a photo to another showing an email draft and attach, then send the email with the photo by placing the PaperTab in an outgoing mail tray.

Possibilities are endless when you have flexible plastic, instead of rigid glass displays, but the PaperTab is best explained in pictures and video, which you can see below. The bendy project will be announced officially tomorrow at CES, so keep yourself glued here for more info on this new way for us humanoids to interact with technology.

source: Queen's U

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:38 2

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1352; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


mother of god

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:44

2. jaycordero05 (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


un-freaking-believable....

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:47 1

3. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


Not yet... But they are getting where I want...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:55

4. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Man this feels lik we leaped into the Future !! it looks lik those which i watched in si-fi movie

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:56 6

5. MeoCao (unregistered)


This technology has no future. The responsiveness is awful, the color is terrible, the cost is not low enough. The only clear advantage is power consumption, but that's not enough.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 10:05

9. joaolx (Posts: 354; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Agreed. It might have future, but i don't like it. I don't want that awful responsiveness and i hate the gestures, folding the corners to turn the page? Dont like it. Ill keep swiping like i have on my tablet which is easier and faster, because tablets are made to simplify our life by being fast and responsive.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:16 1

10. basicfull (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Almost all new technology is slow and unresponsive...it's new. Not even Alpha. But it does have a future.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:28

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


e-papers can never have good responsiveness. The pixels in e-papers have huge inertia unlike light emitting screens like LCDs or OLEDs...

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:58

6. MistB (Posts: 573; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


That future that microsoft predicted for the 2019 video showing all that fancy touchscreen technology seems eerily destined to happen. We're getting there.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:59 3

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Hm...reminds me of all the photo frames and news-papers in Happy Potter movies.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 10:01 1

8. joaolx (Posts: 354; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Not there yet, wouldn't buy it compared to other tablet. It's as slow as my cousins 70 dollar tablet.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 09:15

16. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


i can bet that your cousin's must be faster..!! :D

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:30 1

17. joaolx (Posts: 354; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Probably. It still runs cut the rope

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 11:34

12. buccob (Posts: 1475; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Didn't Nokia already patented bending interactions with a flexible feature phone? like the one mentioned, bending on a corner to interact.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 12:05

13. buccob (Posts: 1475; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


in the near future books with papertab will sell for a few grands

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 15:18

14. dwgit (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Hopefully iPhone won't get a patent on this

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 10:59

18. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The Revolutionary, Amazing, Years ahead of any other product..!!

"THE iPAPER!!!!"

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 17:08

15. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Hmmm, so much great

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