One of the biggest areas of research in the newspaper industry (besides of course the new business models) is the development of an electronic paper, or digital delivery to a digital device. Among them, UK electronic paper display technology company Plastic Logic, which last year received a big $100 million in venture funding, is publicly showing off its version of an electronic newspaper reader: a lightweight plastic screen more than twice the size of an Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Kindle or Sony (NYSE: SNE) Reader.
It will be introduced at the Demo conference tomorrow, reports NYT. The size of a piece of copier paper, it can be continually updated via a wireless link, and can store and display hundreds of pages of newspapers, books and documents. Like Kindle and Sony Reader, it uses a highly legible black-and-white display developed by the E-Ink. This first display weighs just two ounces more than Kindle, and is about one-third the Kindle