Android firm brings E Ink display to smartphones
A flip cover for Samsung and HTC smartphones which has its own integrated electrophoretic display (EPD) using a daylight readable integrated E Ink screen is being shown at IFA 2013 in Berlin.
Called the CoverReader and supplied by Pocketbook Readers of Lugano (Switzerland), it will use Plastic Logic’s flexible EPD product; the 4.8″ display will be manufactured in the company’s Dresden facility.
According to Enrico Müller, sales manager of Pocketbook Readers GmbH, CoverReader is a highly anticipated product on the market, that is why the company plans to expand the line of smartphone CoverReaders for such brands as HTC, Sony, and Samsung.
“We are excited to be working with Pocketbook on a number of projects and this smart mobile accessory application is a market segment with huge potential, for which our technology is ideally suited,” said Indro Mukerjee, CEO Plastic Logic.
PocketBook is a manufacturer of e-book readers based on E Ink technology, it also makes Android-based tablet computers.