Wow, PaperTab: the Electronic Paper Tablet by Plastic Logic and Intel Labs
The tablet revolution seems to find a way for the future. PaperTab is an electronic paper which has a regular tablet functions. PaperTab was developed at Queen University in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs. The form like a paper with a flexible display with a high resolution. The size of PaperTab is 10.7-inch and it’s coated with a special plastic which developed by Plastic Logic. Not only that, this versatile tablet is powered by an Intel Core i5 second edition.
Unlike a regular tablet, PaperTab tablet can not do everything in one device only. Can only run one application at one time only. You will need 10 or more paperTab to run many applications. It’s not so practical, but likely this technology will continue to evolve in the next 5 to 10 years with better technology.
“Using multiple PaperTabs also will be easier to work with several different documents,” said Roel Vertegaal as Queen University Lab Leader. “In 5 or 10 years into the future, most computers, tablets, ultrabook to be shaped like this, in the piece of paper.”
Unlike traditional tablets, PaperTabs able to track the location between PaperTab. For instance, when a distance PaperTab placed outside of the PaperTab reach, it will turn it into a thumbnail icon of a document, such as a small icon on the computer desktop. When you touch the icon, then the document will appear in fullscreen, just like when you open a window on your computer.
With just a touch, you can send photos from one PaperTab to other PaperTab. Photos will be instantly sent automatically go into a draft email and attachments ready to be sent, then you can simply bend the top right corner of paperTab and then the email will automatically be sent. Similarly, if you want to enlarge the screen, simply put the two pieces paperTab side by side and both seemed to be merged into one screen.
“The Plastic Logic flexible display really been transformed and more interactive,” said Indro Mukerjee, CEO of Plastic Logic. “The screen allows natural human interaction such as interacting with papers, lighter weight and thinner yet stronger than regular glass screens available today.”