Folding smartphones have been around for years now, but could the same technology be used on e-readers? The E Ink Corporation – the company that founded the digital paper tech – wants to make it happen. Their latest prototype is a foldable e-reader prototype that features a secure hinge, five dedicated buttons on the right side, and two light-bars for added illumination. Plus, there’s built-in Wacom technology for taking notes, making annotations, or just highlighting passages with a stylus.
There’s no word yet on pricing or availability, but as you can see, the prototype still needs some work before it can go into mass production. On a related note, did you know that E Ink display technology was commercialized by the E Ink Corporation in 1997? The company was co-founded by MIT undergraduates J.D. Albert & Barrett Comiskey, MIT Media Lab professor Joseph Jacobson, Jerome Rubin and Russ Wilcox.
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