Epson develops new super-thin, flexible e-paper

Epson has developed new 7.1-inch piece of electronic paper that's bendable and has a very respectable resolution of 1,536 x 2,048 pixels. Electronic paper is a thin material that acts as an electronic display, allowing for text and graphics to be displayed just like a screen, but with the image remaining when it's powered off. Similar technology will be used in Sony's oft-delayed portable Reader, and as the technology develops, more and more uses for it will undoubtedly be discovered. Epson's new paper is less than half a millimeter thick and it's also flexible, both said to be firsts for e-paper displays.