LG Announces 19-inch, Flexible, E-Paper Display
Giant, bendy, electronic newspapers.
Ereaders are becoming more popular by the day. While the market is still mostly dominated by Amazon, more and more companies are releasing ereaders and tablets that they're advertising as media devices meant for watching movies and reading books.
Not one to miss out on a growing trend, LG yesterday debuted a 19-inch, flexible e-paper display prototype which it claims is the largest ever produced. The 25 centimeter by 40 centimeter display utilizes a metal foil instead of the more traditional glass substrate which means the screen can be easily bent. LG has already worked with Skiff-maker, Skiff LLC, on its 11.5-inch, flexible ereader but the 19-inch version unveiled yesterday is said to be aimed at newspaper companies.
While the thought of a flexible, newspaper-sized ereader seems nice in theory, it sounds like it could be a little unwieldy and awkward. We'll have to see how this one pans out.