PaperTab – Flexible e-Paper Tablet, Unveiled at CES 2013

PaperTab is one of its kind tablet. It’s a tablet with flexible display and that flexibility of its display has its own innovative features. It’s a black and white tablet which has e-Ink display, just like Amazon Kindle.

In PaperTab, each app is a tablet.

PaperTab - Flexible e-Paper Tablet

After seeing this tablet, we can presume that future tablets are going to be a lot thinner and lighter than the current players. And flexible too. Flexibility of this tablet has itself got some innovative features, Folding the edges can fast forward and rewind a video and folding this “e-Paper” tablet like a book can turn pages and lot more exciting features to be unveiled soon.

As I said it’s a one of its kind tablet, you will be amazed to know that you get to have separate PaperTabs for separate apps. As shown in the above video, If you want to send an email to someone with a photograph attached, You need three Papertabs which have three different apps (Photos, Outlook and mail) installed. Write mail on one Papertab, attach a photo by just touching another papertab edge over a photo and touch on the third tab to send mail using outlook.

The flexible, super thin and ultra light tablets have arrived.

Quite revolutionary. Human media lab will unveil Papertab at CES, Las Vegas. One thing I didn’t like about the tab is its lagginess. It responds too slow, well this ruins the user experience. I hope they unveil the final product, not prototype as it looks in the video.

PaperTab, as officially stated by company, is a high-resolution 10.7 inch plastic display tablet which has a flexible touch screen. The tablet is powered by 2nd gen Intel i5 processor (Didn’t feel that it’s that powerful in video though).

Let’s see what the guys at Papertab have to say about this Futuristic tablet:

“We are actively exploring disruptive user experiences. the ‘PaperTab’ project, developed by the Human Media Lab at Queen’s University and Plastic Logic, demonstrates innovative interactions powered by Intel core processors that could potentially delight tablet users in the future.” – Ryan Brotman, research scientist at Intel.

“Using several PaperTabs makes it much easier to work with multiple documents. Within five to ten years, most computers, from ultra-notebooks to tablets, will look and feel just like these sheets of printed color paper.” – Roel Vertegaal, director of Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab.

“Plastic Logic’s flexible plastic displays are completely transformational in terms of product interaction. they allow a natural human interaction with electronic paper, being lighter, thinner and more robust compared with today’s standard glass-based displays. this is just one example of the innovative revolutionary design approaches enabled by flexible displays.” – Indro Mukerjee, CEO of Plastic Logic.

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