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Linux-powered e-book uses realistic electronic paper

Aug 25, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 6 views

iRex used Linux and an electronic paper display (EPD) to build a portable reading device available now for personal and business-to-business applications. The iLiad's paper display “reads just like paper, and is perceived as such by the human eye,” according to the company.

iRex says that in the hands of school children, iLiad can replace stacks of weighty text books, and in the briefcases of doctors, lawyers, and mechanics, it could easily carry voluminous reference libraries. Newspaper, magazine, and book publishers, meanwhile, might use the device to reduce printing and shipping costs, and to reach new markets, iRex suggests.

Find out all about what the iLiad does — and what's between its covers — in our complete Device Profile:

Device Profile: iRex iLiad mobile eBook reader

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