June 26, 2008

Researchers Demo Flippable-Page E-book Reader

This is a repost of the article below, written by timothy on Slashdot, Wednesday June 25. Another stab at coming up with a truly functional ebook reader.

"E-readers are getting better but still limit users to keyboard-style interaction. Researchers at Berkeley and Maryland Universities have changed that with a reader that has two "pages". The two displays can be moved like a real book's pages to leaf through a document, or detached to compare and share virtual pages. If they are folded back to create a tablet with displays on each side, you can turn it over to flip pages. This video shows it in action. You be the judge.

You may be reminded of the promised second-generation OLPC device, which looks somewhat similar."

You can discuss this story at: http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=08/06/25/2051201

Thanks Timothy!