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Plastic Logic to Debut a Flexible Screen E Ink Reader

Newsweek has an article about the demise of the print newspaper and its hopeful Phoenix-like rise from the ashes in a digital reincarnation.  Several companies "will soon launch e-readers with screens the size of an 8.5-by-11-inch piece of paper—and unlike existing e-readers, which have glass screens, these next-generation machines will use flexible, plastic screens that readers won't have to worry about cracking. Richard Archuleta is CEO of Plastic Logic, which this week is set to demo a larger, flex-screen reader that will go on sale next year."

Color eink is a few years off, according to the article, and there is no word on the price point of these larger, flexible devices.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. BevQB
    Sep 08, 2008 @ 13:59:05

    Hmmm…. I am cautiously optimistic about the device (as an ebook reader, but for newspapers? not so much). I’ll need more details before I get too excited though. If you hear anything else, please let us know, Jane.

  2. Shiloh Walker
    Sep 08, 2008 @ 15:17:36

    I’d be interested.

    Jane, or anybody else, any feedback on the Ectaco Jetbook? I just heard about it and I’m curious.

  3. Jules Jones
    Sep 09, 2008 @ 14:14:35

    Given that I had my Cybook about a week before I noticed a seam starting to show evidence that I wasn’t keeping it in a rigid case, I’ll be very interested in seeing the flexible epaper. Of course, I was first promised flexible epaper Real Soon Now about a decade ago…

  4. pimapen
    Feb 19, 2010 @ 19:02:00

    THat is such a great idea!!

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