HP unveils prototype e-book reader

HP unveiled an e-book reader prototype last week during its 2007 HP Mobility Summit in Shanghai, China. HP is using this prototype in ongoing research to develop intuitive interfaces. About the size of a legal-size sheet of paper, it lets the users flip pages and also works with HP’s online Snapfish photo site. For example, you could use it to view your photo albums.

HP’s e-book reader runs on Linux and uses software developed by the HP Labs. The current model can use USB to transfer books but future models could also come with Wi-Fi. HP also come up with its own media file format to maximize readability.

Presented during an R&D keynote, HP says it is far too early yet to know if and when they would release such a device.

Source: Coolest Gadgets

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