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LG.Philips LCD Enrols Flexible A4-Size E-Paper Display at CES

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    LG.Philips LCD announced today that it will debut the world’s highest resolution 14.3-inch flexible color E-paper display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008. The 14.3-inch E-paper display, which is equivalent in size to an A4 sheet of paper, represents a significant improvement over its predecessors with a never before seen resolution of 1280x800 pixels, and the ability to display 16.7 million colors, making it perfect for use in high end multimedia applications. These displays are extremely energy efficient, only using power when the image changes. Additionally, the displays are extremely thin, at less than 300 micrometers. LG.Philips LCD’s use of metal foil and plastic substrates, rather than glass substrate makes the flexible color E-paper display bendable and durable, while maintaining superior display qualities. Furthermore, it can also be viewed from a full 180 degrees, so that images always appear crisp, even when the display is bent. LG.Philips LCD will also unveil the highest resolution mono flexible E-paper which is similar in size to a B5 size paper and it plans to launch this mono flexible E-paper in 2008.

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    That's extremely impressive. It would be interesting to see just how well it bends and how the screen changes while it is bending.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    "it can also be viewed from a full 180 degrees, so that images always appear crisp, even when the display is bent"




    This just... seems good. They make it sound like a static display (not for movies/PC use) but that cant be far behind.
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    That is amazing.

    I'm looking forward to PDAs, mobile phones, and laptops employing this. Clearly the refresh rate is too slow for laptops and gaming or video... but for office productivity software, it should be OK. A nice roll-up email laptop. Keyboard like the new Apple iMac aluminium, and a screen that slides or rolls up under the keyboard when not in use. I'd LOVE to see this in a 21" version 1600 x 1920 (portrait) mounted ONTO a desk, like a deskpad... as a SECONDARY display for showing PDFs and working on documents etc. Make it touch or stylus sensitive and WOW.

    I wonder which of the companies (LG or Phillips) holds the major patents. Time to go buy some shares.
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    newspapers of the future if u ask me!
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    Looks interesting
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    This is awsome, with this they can reduce the need for paper, thus reducing the need to cut down trees, perfect!
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    E-books ftw :) a single page containing the entire novel ;) touchscreen buttons for forward/back a page :toast:
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    put in a little wi fi and you have internet on one page!
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    The newspaper industry has already showed a lot of interest in this technology...

    One of the applications they were interested in is one that can be rolled up inside a small tube when not in use and to get the latest paper you just plug it into a port and it downloads to the device
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    ... and porn on toilet paper!

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