The truth is that the markets for eReaders need another small revolution. After entering a sack on the market (well, at least in Spanish) in 2009, the boom in 2010, during the past year 2011 began to decline enough (largely by the huge push for tablets) and 2012 this trend is already very pronounced. At bottom, the potential audience for these devices highly valued the fact that not hurt the eye, but many argue that is a device, being worth about the same as a tablet, does only one thing.
Well, the electronic ink technology was preparing a sort of revenge, and this is coming from the hand of LG, the so-called e-paper, which is nothing but a display of deformable electronic ink. This is not a new concept at all, since the CES 2008, LG, in collaboration with Philips, we are left with their mouths open, even when we had no eReaders in Spain:
Well, now it seems that e-Paper is ready after extensive testing phase, to move to commercial aircraft production. We already know many of their characteristics and are striking: the first is resolution, 1024 x 768 pixels at a size of 6 inches, which will surely quality is assured. Moreover, according to its manufacturer can be bent to 40 degrees , as you see in the picture above, which in principle is relatively resistant to injury (well, at least to shock, to be seen to liquids and moisture), because it resists drops of up to five feet. The weight, ridiculous: only 14 grams.
One of the most surprising is the announcement that this type of eReaders will be sold without housing. This, despite being logical, because the housings that do not rubber, they are not deformable, can cause the device lacks a certain design, and I suppose that will overcome the challenge now, as it has been announced the first models could be on the market this month of May (well, at least in China, Japan and the U.S., of course, here we’ll see).
Samsung and Nokia are working in this field already, but currently only have prototypes that have not passed the test phase.