Polymer Vision has squeezed a display the size of two business cards and turned it into the world’s first phone that has a fold-away screen that fold ups like paper when not in use. The Dutch company introduced the 5-inch “Readius” as an e-phone that can fit perfectly in a pocket when folded and when folded out, users can use it to read e-news, blogs and email.
“Readius” has a large screen for e-reading purposes, superb battery life and high-end connectivity. It is no bigger than a normal mobile phone and weigh the same if not lighter. The fold-able phone has an electronic ‘paper’ screen that allows it to bend and it displays black-and-white text and images as tho it is printed on a piece of paper.
Besides the conventional use of making and answering calls, the device is perfect for e-reading; simply connects it to the Internet using the third-generation mobile phone networks with high speed data and users will be able to access to their email accounts, news source, podcast, audio books and blog feed that transferred from their home computer to the device when it is updated.
Polymer vision is not disclosing how much “Readius” would cost but commented that it would be sold at a comparable price to a high-end mobile.