You can't quite scribble on the screen yet — but you can make it look like you are. When Nick took a look at the Livescribe Echo pen back in July, it was promised that an iPhone/iPad app would be coming, offering the ability to view "pencasts" on the go. Not quite writing directly on the screen, but awfully close. The wheels of app approval obviously grind a little slowly, as the Pencast Player is only now available free in the App store.
Livescribe launches iPad/iPhone Pencast Player
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