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Video: Bridgestone’s Flexible (And Pretty Cool) E-Paper "AeroBee"

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In April last year, we’ve shown you a prototype of the the QR-LPD (Quick Response Liquid Power Display), a flexible e-paper developed by Japanese tire maker Bridgestone. Fast forward to April 2011, and it turns out the company has not only rebranded the e-paper to “AeroBee” but also used the time to improve the technology.


The lithium-ion battery-powered prototype Bridgestone recently showcased during an exhibition in Tokyo has the following features:

  • display: 13.1 inch/A4 (color) touch pad with stylus input
  • OS: Linux 2.6.24
  • CPU: ARM11
  • connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Memory Card, USB 2.0
  • sound: built-in mic and 3.5mm sound output
  • thickness: 13mm
  • weight: about 730g

Unfortunately, it seems that Bridgestone aims at commercializing the AeroBEE with an eye on the enterprise market first.

This video (shot by our friends over at Diginfonews in Tokyo) provides more insight: