LG to Deliver Flexible E-paper Display by April

Electronics giant LG may be the first to finally send flexible digital newspapers in the streets as the company just announced that it has begun mass production of a 6-inch, 1024 x 768 e-paper screen that can bend by up to 40 degrees. At 0.7mm thick, the entire display could be as thin as a protective film for a phone’s screen.

The plastic-based screen is reportedly being shipped to Chinese manufacturers to build e-readers right away. According to the reports, LG conducted 1.5-meter (about 5 foot) drop tests with the screen and smacked it with a rubber mallet without being damaged.

There are no other technical specifics regarding the e-reader or any pricing information as of yet. However, according to reports, the devices based on the technology could be available in Europe as soon as early April.


Sources:  The Verge, Netbooknews

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Written by: Björn A.