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    News - LG flexible e-paper arriving in products, in Europe, next month

    Initial e-paper offerings will be six inches in size at XGA, 1,024 x 768.
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    Re: News - LG flexible e-paper arriving in products, in Europe, next month

    All the claims for resolution, etc, are interesting, but for me, the acid test is actual readability in actual products. And from that photo, which may just be the fault of the photo, they look .... indistinct. Not blurry, exactly, but just lacking in clarity, and perhaps, lacking in contrast. I'd want to see real product before forming an opinion.

    Flexibility etc. is clever and all, but what actually matters to me is real world products and how they're actually implemented. And for that, I guess we still have to wait a bit.

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    Re: News - LG flexible e-paper arriving in products, in Europe, next month

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    All the claims for resolution, etc, are interesting, but for me, the acid test is actual readability in actual products. And from that photo, which may just be the fault of the photo, they look .... indistinct. Not blurry, exactly, but just lacking in clarity, and perhaps, lacking in contrast. I'd want to see real product before forming an opinion.

    Flexibility etc. is clever and all, but what actually matters to me is real world products and how they're actually implemented. And for that, I guess we still have to wait a bit.
    Ditto, I'm impressed that they managed to comfortably surpass the e-ink pearl PPI whilst on a less predictable, flexible layer, however I fully expect that something will be lost in exchange for the flexibility, at the very least you're more likely to get specular reflections off it when bent.

    I'd quite like LG to provide an image of it not bent.

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    Re: News - LG flexible e-paper arriving in products, in Europe, next month

    Great start to the technology's use in real world products, though, all reservations about clarity/visual quality aside for now. Is the future bendy? Maybe. In the short term, if a display with this technology can be made, it will certainly help with broken screens, but there are still all the other components in a portable device which will not bend with happy results. Perhaps this technology can be used in more imaginative ways in the future. I definitely welcome this news!

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    Re: News - LG flexible e-paper arriving in products, in Europe, next month

    Surely the point of bendy screens is that they take up less space when rolled/folded ?

    This one will bend only 40 degrees - that's not enough to roll it up or take up significantly less space when not in use. That photo is probably at the full extent of it's bend.

    In short, come back when you have a rollable / foldable version
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