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The Foldable Readius Ereader Is Dead 42

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the cool-gadgets-you'll-never-own dept.
Nate the greatest writes "One of the stranger ereader/smartphone hybrid devices ever to grace the pages of a tech blog is now officially never dead. Polymer Vision, creator of the Readius ereader, has been shut down by its parent company. This company launched in 2004 with the goal of bring an ereader with a foldable 5" E-ink screen to market. They shipped an initial production run of about 100 thousand units before going bankrupt in 2009. Wistron bought the company out of receivership and has been paying to develop the screen tech. PV has made a number of prototypes over the past few years, but they never made it out of the lab. The closest we came to ever seeing one was a render of a smartphone design which could expand to the size of a tablet."
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The Foldable Readius Ereader Is Dead

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  • WTF? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 02, 2012 @10:43PM (#42165445)

    The article from 2011 says that it was saved (and has the title "The Readius eReader Lives!"). The other link is to an old Slashdot story in 2007. A quick search of Google News pulls up no results. So what the hell?!?

  • While the article... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 02, 2012 @10:59PM (#42165499)
    ...is pretty crap, I work in a multi-tenant building that also houses Polymer Vision and it seems pretty quiet there indeed.

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