KDDI is now claiming to have developed the world’s first electronic paper that displays images stored in a mobile phone. The firm is flaunting the new Portable Viewer System that has the capability to wirelessly transmit an image, kept in a mobile phone, onto a 13.1-inch color electronic paper display, which integrates Brigdestone’s Electronic Liquid Powder technology to deliver 4,096 colors. The image is transferred to the e-paper using infrared in a short span of 12 seconds and the image displayed on the e-paper is more than 10 times larger than what we see on the display of the handset. This innovative system has been developed with a view to offer the image from a cellular phone onto an A4 size pamphlet. Well, it would be too early to comment on its availability, as the whole thing is in prototype stage for now.
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Donald Melanson at Engadget cites:
It is still a prototype, so there’s at least a chance that a few of those seconds will get shaved off by the time it’s released.