Introducing the PaperPhone

New phone is just millimeters thick
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2011 3:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Just when you thought it didn't get any cooler than an iPhone, here comes the PaperPhone. Researchers from the E-Ink Corporation teamed with two universities to create the flexible phone made from electronic paper, the Daily Telegraph reports. Users control the phone by bending it, writing on it, or using its touchscreen.

The PaperPhone, which will be displayed at a conference in Canada tomorrow, uses the same E-Ink technology as Amazon's Kindle e-reader. It is only millimeters thick, and can be used to read e-books and listen to music as well as make phone calls. “This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,” says one researcher, adding, "The paperless office is here."

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