E Ink has a new foldable screen that is ready for mass production. The 10.2 inch display features a Carta Mobius plastic flexible panel with 220 PPI. The prototype features an ereader that can open and close like a real book. This is a big deal because it is not just a screen, but a fully functional e-reader with the motherboard, processor, battery and RAM underneath the hood.
It remains to be seen if any companies will take a gamble on a foldable e-reader. It would eliminate the need of a hinged design like the dual screen Gvido employs. Still, a truly foldable digital reader has been the dream of millions of people who devor e-books on a regular basis. I am sure if a great commercial product where to be released, it would sell like hotcakes.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.