Philips Electronics has announced that it is preparing to mass-produce a slim, 5-in display panel upon which users can download newspapers and magazines. The display can then be rolled up and tucked into a pen-sized holder.
Philips (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Europe's largest consumer electronics and lighting firm, teamed with Cambridge, MA, U.S.-based E Ink on the display technology, Reuters reports. The Dutch firm said the displays would use electronic circuits made of plastics, which allow for the download of text and detailed images.
Prototypes have already been shown, and a Philips spokesman said the company could produce about 1 million displays by 2005. (Editor & Publisher)
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