June 27, 2008
New Ebook Features Dual-Screen, Navigation in Real Page-Turn Style
The age of Ebooks is maturing, Kindle aside, the advanced prototype comes with two pages and functions like a regular book. A science team from Maryland and Berkeley Universities has developed this new ebook. Page turning maneuvers to get to the new page, plus folding it back into a single-page version, or separating the pages to share info with someone else, are some of the new key features. The team demoed their prototype at the recent CHI08 human factors in computing conference. Test readers have quite appreciated this progression. The weight of the prototype is the only major complaint so far. This makes it tricky to use, however it can be remedied in the commercial version.