+Plastic Electronics interviewed Guy Demuynck, CEO of Liquavista. Details are sparse, but they're still interesting. Here are a couple excerpts:
Guy Demuynck, CEO of Liquavista, explains: 'We are in discussions with people from this area - telecoms and mobile providers. They are thinking about subscription models.
'E-readers are offered as part of a package and providers already have deals on a selection of content. Telecom companies could do the same, and make these deals across many subscription products.'
Despite commercial successes such as the Kindle, ereaders - as a new class of consumer electronic device - are still struggling to find their feet. But the telecoms industry has and will continue to play a key role in their adoption, along with other multimedia digital content devices like the iPad and smartphones.
Liquavista is targeting the telecoms industry as the area where its full-colour displays can make an impact once manufacturing is underway next year.
Demuynck adds: 'The next step for ereaders will be magazines and newspapers. As these are driven by advertising, developers want full-colour displays and video capability.