26 May 2010

Dual-Screen Tablets: the Next Hot Form-Factor?

As new technologies arrive, and the cost of hardware components fall, innovative designs become possible Here's one that looks promising: a dual-screen Android tablet.


The two screens of the enTourage eDGe interact so that users can open hyperlinks that are included in an e-book text and view the content on the LCD screen, or ‘attach’ Web pages to passages in an e-book to be referenced at a later point. Additionally, as the enTourage eDGe uses E-Ink technology for easy digital reading, images will appear in gray-scale on the e-paper side of the device; however, users can load these in color on the LCD side, ideal for viewing colored charts and graphs from course materials.

Is this really useful, or am I just easily impressed by shiny?

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Pixel Qi screen would be better.

glyn moody said...

agreed; but what about the general idea, do you think?

putt1ck said...

The general idea is shiny, although I'd have concerns about the fragility of such a setup, among other things.

The Pixel Qi screen does for the need of second screen; you get all the advantages plus the option of a keyboard or a tablet design.

I think is just you being easily impressed by shiny :)

glyn moody said...

@putt1ck: it's a fair cop, but society's to blame.

nzlemming said...

Agreed. We'll be charging them too.

Dan Stowell said...

Yes, the Nintendo DS is indeed a good design.

glyn moody said...

@Dan: but not open, which this solves...