LG plans to release a futuristic e-reader
At the moment, there is a real war in the electronic reader market - almost every company that is involved in the production of electronic devices has already released or is going to release its own “reader”. In principle, despite such diversity, there is no particular leader who would stand out with something unusual, some kind of “highlight”. All this roughly resembles the smartphone market until the release of Apple's first cellular phone (of course, this is a personal opinion). And a similar situation could happen again if LG releases an electronic reader that is different from everything we've seen before.
In fact, they saw, of course, but only in science fiction films and cartoons like Wall-E. So, the innovation is that it will be an ultra-thin flexible e-book. Plus, the company also plans to release a smaller e-book with a color display by the end of this year (!).
At the moment, color electronic readers are already on sale, however, their main problem is the insufficient battery capacity that should support such a display, plus the display itself is quite tiring for the eyes.
But flexible displays, if present in some devices, are such a rarity, which is not worth talking about. In addition, such displays, as a rule, are “wrapped” in a rather rigid frame, which hides all the advantages of flexible displays.
But where did you see the reader, which can be rolled up like a newspaper? It is such a product that will be introduced to the market by LG by the end of 2010. The flexible display is 19 inches and the color reader display is 9.7 inches. The company claims that the latter type of device perfectly reproduces colors, plus it has a number of advantages that will be mentioned during the demonstration of the device.
It is a pity, of course, that there is so little information so far, but it is already encouraging that devices for reading electronic books of this class will soon appear. Turn the reader into a tube - we really saw this only in the form of concepts and in science fiction films.