Electronic Paper: First mobile device with rollable display available in 2007

We have recently reported that rollable display devices are getting ready for mass markets.

This week Polymer Vision and Telecom Italia announced an agreement that they will together develop and market the first available mobile device with such a display. The Cellular-Book, as the device is called, is expected to be available to consumers during 2007.

The device will be presented to the Industry at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona next week. While smaller than a typical mobile phone it will have a display which extends up to 5-inches. The device will use TIM’s always-on mobile services via a regular SIM Card for personalized data, e-mail, news, information feeds and location sensitive maps. Polymer Vision says that these services are made possible through an optimized combination of cellular (EDGE/UMTS) and broadcast (DVB-H IP data-casting) as well as a mini-USB slot for PC and wired/wireless broadband data connection.

The device will be able to download and store entire newspapers in its large memory (4 Gigabytes in the first models). Due to the low power consumption of the display, the device is expected to provide 10 days of average usage time between battery charges.

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link to Polymer Vision press release

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