Cellular Device With Rollable Screen Will Arrive This Year
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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