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Cellular Device With Rollable Screen Will Arrive This Year

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Feb 8, 2007, 1:54 PM   by (staff)

Italian carrier TIM will launch a mobile device that can fold up to about one-third of its full length thanks to a rollable display. The Cellular Book is device for reading news, books and web feeds (RSS) as well as playing back audio content. Users will be able to receive daily content such as newspaper or blog articles over the network using the EDGE and UMTS data connection built into the device, or they will be able to load their own content like ebooks and music from a PC. The Cellular Book has 4 GB of memory to store content. In addition to the rollable e-ink display, which has sharp greyscale resolution for displaying text, the device has a second touch-sensite LED display for navigation. Because e-ink and all other components use very little power, the makers expect users will get 10 days of average use on a single charge. TIM and Polymer Vision, which designed the display, will show off the Cellular Book at 3GSM next week, and expect to launch it before the end of the year.

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Feb 8, 2007, 2:59 PM


I think 2007 is going to be a year filled with HUGE rises in technology.
This "Rollable Screen" phone & the iPhone are just the beginning.
I predict 3 to 4 megapixel cameras to be a standard on phones by the end of the year. We already have the Samsung with a 5MP.
More touch screen phones will be arriving as well as brighter, tougher LCD displays.

Just my thoughts. Cool
I so much agree w/you, this is definetly the beginning of the "Future"!!!

I'm so glad I'm not under contract w/Cingular!!!

Personally, I'm trying to hold off for the next version of the Cingular 8525, see what that offers.

Now is a really, re...
yo creo que todos los telfs del futuro cercano seran asi,,,, que dicen?
Sure wish I knew what they were saying. Smile

Feb 8, 2007, 3:40 PM


What will they think of next?
I knew something like this was coming, I just didn't think this soon!!! I didn't think til '09, really.

It's so, so hard to imagine the future when it comes to mobile phones!

But I think 2007 is really the beginning of when things are going to ...

Feb 9, 2007, 7:57 PM


I have no idea what the advantages of this phone would be, could someone clue me in? I guess a big screen in a compact size? Plus, how does the screen fold? Is it protected? If so, I'de imagine it's like a laminated surface or something. I've never even heard of anything like this...it looks cool, but I'de feel a bit wierd "unfolding" my phone to check something. I guess it's because I've had candybar/PDA phones for so long now, I don't even do single flips, let alone a folding screen!
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