Is Amazon developing a foldable E Ink Kindle device?

Mark Gurman posted an article on Bloomberg, in which he claims that Amazon is developing a Kindle device with a foldable screen. Or, at least, that such a device is under an "internal discussion".

Last month E Ink demonstrated its latest foldable and rollable ePaper displays, which you can see in the video above. It's not clear how close are these display to commercialization. It isn't a big surprise that Amazon is testing these displays and considering a foldable Kindle.

E Ink shows foldable and rollable ePaper displays

Last month at Touch Taiwan 2021, E Ink demonstrated its latest foldable and rollable ePaper displays, and the company now published this nice video that shows these flexible displays:

We're not sure how close to commercialization these displays and such devices are, but it will very nice to see a foldable or even a rollable e-Reader on the market soon!

Plastic Logic's 2.1" flexible color (ACeP) display panel is now available on the ePaper Marketplace

Plastic Logic's 2.1-inch Legio 240x146 full-color (ACeP) OTFT-driven E Ink display is now available through the ePaper Marketplace.

The display can show four colors (Red, blue, green, yellow plus black and white) and supports a bending radius of 30 mm for the display area and 40 mm for the chip area. The display is suitable for wearables, IoT, and other applications where color, flexibility, ultra low power consumption and a small display are all required.

Looking for ePaper panels and systems? We can now assist

If you're looking for ePaper display modules, we can now help you find suitable suppliers for a wide range of displays. These can be bought as stand alone displays, or as a complete system solution.

2.9-inch 296x128 E Ink module photo

We can support over 15 displays, ranging from small 1-inch displays for wearables and small devices to 13.3" panels. Most of these displays are monochrome (Black/White) but some also support three colors (Red or Yellow). A few of these displays are flexible.

UST Global launches whole-shelf flexible E Ink ESLs

UST Global announced that it is developing flexible whole-shelf electronic shelf labels, based on Plastic Logic’s advanced flexible OTFT-based E Ink technology.

UST's upcoming shelf labels will be available in a variety of sizes - up to 4 feet long and 1.75-inch deep. These innovative new labels will enable retailers to display product information and pricing across entire shelves.

Plastic Logic and RoadAds to develop 32-inch flexible E Ink external vehicle displays

Plastic Logic announced a partnership with RoadAds interactive to develop mobile vehicle displays based on PL's flexible oTFT-based E Ink technology. RoadAds will use 32-inch displays as "digital billboards" on vans, trucks and buses for advertising and information.

RoadAds Plastic Logic E Ink digital signage photo

RoadAds customers can manage campaigns online, define advertising areas and conditions such as weather or time and get detailed statistics. The campaigns are transferred automatically via 4G and are delivered in real time. The displays are based on 32-inch panels and larger displays can be realized by combining several displays together. RoadAds says that larger display sizes using larger panels (up to 64-inch) are planned for the future.

Laundry greentech developer Mimbly adopts Ynvisible segmented flexible ePaper displays

Electrochromics display developer Ynvisible announced that its displays were chosen by Mimbly, a GreenTech laundry solutions startup. Mimbly will adopt Ynvisible's flexible segmented ePaper displays in its Mibox, a solution that connects to washing machines to recycle water, save energy and capture microplastics.

Mimbly says it chose Ynvisible's displays as these are highly energy-efficient and sustainable, and in addition it offered high freedom of design. The Mimbox display communicates water savings to the users and instruct in the product's use. Ynvisible provided prototyping services to Mimbly, and is now ready to deliver industrial-scale production as Mimbly is rolling out the Mimbox to 22 of the Nordic region's largest property owners (hotels, laundries, cleaning companies, etc) as part of a pilot program to show how the solution works.

Ynvisible and Evonik integrate printable displays and batteries in a single production step

Ynvisible announced a collaboration with Evonik Creavis to combine Evonik's TAeTTOOz printable polymer battery materials with Ynvisible's electrochromic displays. The two companies have also jointly developed a technology demonstrator.

The two companies say that combining the printable battery and display could be used to create novel IoT products. The demonstrator is an ultra low-weight, minimal-energy flexible and transparent system. Both the battery and the display are manufactured in a single step which lowers the production cost and eliminates design and production restrictions of conventional electronics.

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