A tablet that morphs into an eye-friendly e-reader
Amazon may be working on a double-sided Kindle product that would incorporate both e-ink and an LCD display into one device, a new patent filing suggests.
The e-commerce giant has been awarded a patent where e-ink and LCD would work together — one display would be static for reading, while the LCD would be optimized for video watching. But according to the filing, the displays would be on opposing sides of the device.
The patent filing states that it would make use of the device’s front and rear-facing cameras to determine which side to display content.
“A device might alternatively utilize at least one camera to determine which side of the device is facing the user, and might activate the display on that side of the device to convey content,” the patent said. “A device might display notifications on an edge of the device, such that a current orientation of the device might be less important.”