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

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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18 Comments

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

mother of god

2. jaycordero05

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

un-freaking-believable....

3. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

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

4. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

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

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.

9. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

10. basicfull

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

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...

6. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

8. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

16. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

17. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Probably. It still runs cut the rope

12. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

13. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

14. dwgit

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Hopefully iPhone won't get a patent on this

18. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

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

15. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Hmmm, so much great

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