Wexler, a Russian ereader maker, was the first company to release an ereader which used the flexible 6″ E-ink screen made by LG Display. It’s been out in Russia for a few weeks now, but since Wexler won’t ship to the US this device hasn’t managed to cross the ocean.
I got my hands on it for a few minutes yesterday, and the head of marketing at E-ink also helped Ron Mertens shoot a brief video (end of the post). I’m still trying to talk my way into buying it from E-ink (wish me luck). Just so you know, this is the screen that I was disappointed not to find in the LG booth, and I was a little surprised to see it in the E-ink booth.
The FlexOne looks just like the unit shown in the abuse video I posted a few weeks back. It is indeed that flexible:
I also put a few minutes into trying out the features. It’s a pretty basic device with no touchscreen, Wifi, or anything you wouldn’t expect to find on a cheap ereader. About its only remarkable feature is the flexible 6″ screen. I’m hoping to see it on the next Kindle or nook, aren’t you?