New kind of color e-reader is being developed in Finland. It's thinner, lighter, with color e-ink and cost effective as it doesn't require electronic charging. It's eco, it takes the energy from the Sun.
Beta tests of powered by solar energy e-reader starts now in November. Several hundreds of readers will read daily newspaper on Leia ePaper which uses this new technology.
Leia ePaper is primarily dedicated for newspapers. Finland reported that last year brought big drops in press branch, including sell and ads. Solar powered e-reader is supposed to be good alternative for printed newspapers.
Many tried for foresee the death of press. Will this new "ecological, inexpensive and always ready to use" e-reader help to shut down printing press?