Kindle rival with flex screen might come from Deutsche Telekom
August 4, 2008 | 11:19 am
"The German powerhouse plans a test run with a few dozen prototypes in Berlin this fall," CG reports.
We don’t know the price, just that the outlook for this Kindle rival might be bleak if DT sticks to the vision reported by Crunchgear.
"In contrast to Amazon’s customers, Germans will just get to download personalized content from print media onto their readers," TechCrunch says. Forget about RSS feeds or born-digital items?
On the positive, the machine might have targeted ads, one way possibility for e-books if done well—and the display just might be bendable. So you never know. If the tech is novel enough, maybe DT might get away with its less-than-perfect understanding of online media. DT apparently is too in love with the offlilne variety to acknowledge online content’s existence.