Scrollable unrollable

You’ve got to love this haven’t you?

This is the Readius PDA, a mobile PDA device to be launched in Italy later this year featuring, as you can see, the world’s first scrollable, unrollable digital screen.

The contrast on this is absolutely superb, so it can genuinely be used to read on the go – the clarity is said to be good enough for reading books.

But where does this lead us? Mobile computing is seen as the next great advance for e-Commerce as the ability for us to work or buy extends beyond the home or office. The difficulty, as ever, is getting a screen big enough and portable enough to make it worthwhile.

Time will tell for this unit. As a PDA, it’s interesting. As a full wifi enabled device with a mobile browser, this could well be the first step in enabling e-Commerce on the go.