LG’s bendy plastic e-reader display to be released next month

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    LG’s bendy plastic e-reader display to be released next month

    LG’s bendy plastic e-reader display to be released next month | VentureBeat

    We fold our newspapers, bend back our magazines, so why not our e-readers? LG Display has released a new, plastic flexible display that probably won’t let us fold tablets in half, but may bring the bendy future closer to consumers’ hands.

    The display, called a plastic electronic paper display (EPD), is six inches tall and supports 1024×768 pixels. According to LG, the display “offers users a paper-like reading experience with a plastic substrate that is as slim as cell phone protection film.” It can be bent to a 40 degree angle, is a third thinner than traditional glass e-reader displays, and weighs half as much.

    LG also alluded to the fact that these plastic displays are cheaper to make than their glass counterparts.

    “As EPD gets thinner, lighter, and more durable with the introduction of plastic EPD, E-Books will be able to offer certain unique benefits compared to smart devices and tablets, including reduced eye fatigue and more efficient electricity consumption in addition to lower prices,” LG said in a statement.

    The company attempted several drop tests from nearly 5 feet off the ground, and found that it was more resistant to damage than glass. If you’ve ever dropped a plastic cup versus a glass cup, you can see why this would be the case.

    The company hopes to ship these to manufacturers within the month, to be released to European consumers at the beginning of next moth.
     
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    Holy crap - finally.
    This technology has been in R&D for at least 6-7 years now.
    The possibilities are HUGE with this stuff.
     
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    Pretty cool
     
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    And a foreign company has it not a US company.
     
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    Nothing but a novelty. It doesn't bend/fold enough to put in a pocket. Good, cheap tablets are starting to kill the e-ink business.
     
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    Dude it is just beginning. Once they get one thing figured out - it leads to an improvement...which leads to another improvement.
    They have been trying to figure this out for several years.
    The goal is a fully-flexible display device.
    Today's cellphone has the memory capacity to be a fully functional computer...the biggest wall is the tiny display.
    Flexible keyboards have been around for quite awhile but there hasn't been much use for it. Well imagine your cell phone plugged into a screen that can roll out to the size of a full screen anywhere, or anywhere in between.
    That would be huge.
     
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    The mulch media has been hurting in the last couple of years and this might be the last straw. Why cut trees down when you can get the same information on a plastic board in your pocket?
     
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    South Korea :clap2:
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    Well I am desperate when It is going to be show...Well I have used the current version of Lg and really got awesome experience to have that. The thing which I really got impressed that is the plastic work which I really encourage you about that..
     

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