Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 to feature flexible display
It looks like flexible screens could become really popular in just a few years and if the latest rumors prove to be true, Amazon is going to be one of the main vectors of this technology's growth.
According to an inside source who spoke to Good e-Reader, the upcoming Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3 e-reader will use the Mobius screen technology developed by Sony and e Ink and only used by Sony's 13.3 inch e-reader until now. A Mobius display is roughly 50 percent lighter than a glass-based TFT of the same size and it can be used to develop lighter and rugged products.
The 13.3-inch Sony e-reader weighs 0.79 pounds, while the Kindle DX has a weight of no less than 1.18 pounds. Since the Mobius e-Paper can be cut down to size as needed, it is certain that Amazon's next refresh of the Kindle Paperwhite will have a better resolution and improved battery life while also becoming the lightest device of its size.
Unfortunately Amazon did not confirm any of the above yet, so this leak should be taken with a grain of salt until the company makes an official statement.
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