E-Reader flexible screens: Coming soon

We know a lot of people really enjoy the use of E-readers and just recently posted about new Android and iPhone apps available for the Sony Reader. Now it seems there is an interesting development in the e-reader world as flexible screens are on their way.

According to Dan Nystedt of the IDG News Service over on Macworld the flexible e-reader screens could be available as soon as early 2011. The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan is carrying out a joint project with AU Optronics, who make LCD screens whereby the ITRI has come up with a process for manufacturing flexible screens and AU is preparing to actually make them.

The screens are said to be as thin as a piece of paper but you may initially wonder how they could be utilized? A few examples are a daily newspaper that you could unroll on your flexible screen, screens on clothes and even a pull-out screen from your mobile phone. An added bonus of these flexible screens would be they would be more durable and less inclined to break.

The technology used to produce these screens is intriguing and you can read more about it at macworld.com. What do you think of the idea of these flexible e-reader screens and can you think of another use for them? Why not send us your comments on this.