Flexible eBook reader spells the death of newspapers

Enjoy the latest issue of Stuff while you can, kids, because today Plastic Logic announced a new e-newspaper reader today that could spell the death o

Enjoy the latest issue of Stuff while you can, kids, because today Plastic Logic announced a new e-newspaper reader today that could spell the death of the printed word as we know it.

Using the same mind-bending e-ink technology as the Sony eBook Reader PRS 505 and the iRex iLiad, the main difference is this new device adds another layer of witchcraft by making the whole unit bendable, just like a real mag or paper.

The as-yet unamed device is also considerably slimmer and lighter than your average eBook reader, with a 8.5x11-inch display, gesture-controlled interface, as well as gobbling PDFs and RSS feeds from major news players.

It'll also come toting WiFi for easily downloadable content, and we're promised memory to store "hundreds of pages of newspapers, books, and documents".

While you're waiting for the death of the printed word, why not head over to our feature on 7 Things You Need to Know About eBooks... Or tell us what you think below.

PLastic Logic e-newspaper reader

Price: £tba

On sale: 2009

Contact: Plastic Logic