PaperTab

Apple has been beaten up this time with way more futuristic technology developed collaboratively by Intel, Plastic Logic and Human Media Lab (HML) at Queen’s University. It's called PaperTab - a flexible paper tablet computer that looks and feels just like a sheet of paper.

PaperTab is fully interactive with a flexible, high-resolution 10.7" plastic display developed by Plastic Logic, a flexible touchscreen, and powered by the second generation Intel i5 Processor.

PaperTab acts just like paper book but with high-end technology is more than just paper and even more good than a tablet moreover its lightweight, robust and can easily be flipped,tossed around like a book or magazine. By bending one side of the display, users can also navigate through pages like a book or magazine, unlike to today's tablet where one needs to press a button.

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PaperTab’s intuitive interface allows a user to send a photo simply by tapping one PaperTab showing a draft email with another one showing the photo. The photo is then automatically attached to the draft email. The email is sent either by placing the PaperTab in an out tray, or by bending the top corner of the display.

PaperTab can file and display thousands of paper documents, replacing the need for a computer monitor and stacks of papers or printouts. Unlike traditional tablets, PaperTabs keep track of their location relative to each other, and the user, providing a seamless experience across all apps, as if they were physical computer windows. For example, when a PaperTab is placed outside of reaching distance it reverts to a thumbnail overview of a document, just like icons on a computer desktop. When picked up or touched a PaperTab switches back to a full screen page view, just like opening a window on a computer.

In this year on January 8 Plastic Logic and the Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab already showcased the PaperTab to the press at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013), Las Vegas. The cost and launch time is still not revealed.

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