Sony flexible e-paper borrowed from E Ink; no plans to commercialize

Sep 17, 2010
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Further details about the flexible epaper display Sony demonstrated at their recent dealer convention have emerged, and there's good news and bad.  According to The Digital Reader's sources at the company, the monochrome panel wasn't an in-house creation but in fact loaned to them by E Ink (who supply Sony with the displays for their current Reader range).  Unfortunately, Sony claims to have no solid plans at present to actually use the E Ink screen in a commercial device.

In fact, according to TDR, " it would best be described as something Sony would like to do rather than something Sony will do."  Still, we've a feeling that even if Sony don't make the jump, one of E Ink's other customers - and there are plenty, seeing as they currently supply the vast majority of ereader manufacturers with devices on the market - likely will.


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