Seiko Epson, for instance, has already developed a prototype for a reader that’s
only an eighth of an inch thick and features a 6.7 inch diagonal screen–larger than Kindle’s six inch diagonal display.
A Dutch spin-off from Phillips, called i-Rex, has created the i-Liad, an e-reader that sports a massive 8.1 inch e-ink display and allows users to write on its surface with a stylus.
Another former Phillips company, known as Polymer Vision, is building an even flashier gadget:
By embedding e-ink technology on a thin plastic foil instead of a sheet of glass, the company has developed roll able, wrapable displays. Their Readius’s five-inch diagonal screen folds around a small plastic core, packing a Kindle-sized screen into a cellphone-sized device.