Is a plastic-based E Ink reader imminent?
LG Display announced that it started to produce flexible plastic-based E Ink panels for a chinese ODM, which will use them in an e-reader to be announced in Europe next month. The panels feature XGA (1024x768) resolution. The panel is bendable, but it's not clear whether the actual e-reader will have be bendable. The display will be unbreakable, and will also be lighter and thinner than glass based E Ink panels. We'll have to wait for next month to see the actual e-reader device...
LG Display says that 10% of e-reader displays have been damaged - because someone dropped them or set on them. The new display can withstand a fall from 1.5 meters and is unscratched by hammer hits...