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A Tablet Computer As Thin As a Piece of Paper


If you think that tablets are too clunky, then get ready for PaperTab, a 10.7-inch tablet that is as thin as a piece of paper.

The tablet is a collaboration between Human Media Lab at the Queen’s University at Cambridge, Plastic Logic and Intel Labs. The tablet looks like a piece of paper in plastic but has an interactive flexible touchscreen powered by the Intel’s coretm i5 processor.

The device doesn’t have any buttons or swipe gestures, you control it by bending it. For example, you can bend the page to fast forward through a video or scroll through a PDF document. You can reverse the action by moving the device back in the opposite direction. The contents are managed through multiple interactive displays or “papertabs.”

Here is more from the Human Media Lab blog: “Papertab’s intuitive interface allows a user to send a photo simply by tapping one papertab showing a draft email with another papertab 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.”

Watch the video above to see how it works. (Via Jack Schofield).  

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