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LG shows off 11.5-inch flexible e-reader

LG's flexible display
LG's flexible display

LG has shown off the next generation of e-book at a conference in the US by bringing an 11.5-inch touchscreen e-paper display.

It has been on display at the Society for Information Display (SID) International Symposium, where users have been able to try out the new technology.

It only works in black and white and appears to have a limited level of flexibility, so it's not quite at the level of being able to roll it up and stick it in your pocket when not in use.


That kind of technology is what we're waiting to see from the likes of Polymer Vision, which is still delaying its rollable 'Readius' display, and Plastic Logic has a similar idea to LG, but isn't going to be able to bring its flexible reader out until 2010 at the earliest.

We've contacted LG to find out when this flexible e-reader will be hitting the shelves (if ever) and we'll let you know with frenzied excitement if we get confirmation.

Via Korea Times and OLED-Display

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.