Cellphones have been getting lighter and smaller with each new release. If researchers at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada have their way, the next gen phones will be paper thin. They recently unveiled the prototype of their “paperphone”, a smartphone prototype using a 3.7″ electrophoretic E Ink display which was built with E Ink’s Broadsheet AM300 prototyping kit. The hardware includes a Gumstix processor and Arduino microcontroller. In this prototype, all sensor recognition takes place in a connected laptop running Cycling 74’s Max 5 programming environment.
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The researchers plan to release more information at the next week at the Computer Human Interface conference in Vancouver.