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February 7, 2014

Google patent reveals a dual e-ink device

google-logoA new patent has been revealed from no less a company than Google showing off a dual-screened hinged e-ink device that folds like an actual book. Not only does the device, have two displays, it also is equipped with a camera.

I seem to recall a similar device that Microsoft were thinking about, the Courier tablet. Microsoft eventually cancelled the Courier tablet which also had a two-screen design.

google-e-inkSo is there any chance that Google will actually build such a device? We see no reason not to, we all know what Google are like bringing out new devices, remember the “Q”. While there’s always the possibility, we will have to wait and see.

Still, if such a design was to see the light-of-day, we imagine there would be more than a passing interest in consumers. Would it be just an e-reader or would Google add more to the device like Google Play Books integration, of course they would. It wouldn’t be Google otherwise. Then there’s other Google apps like camera, of course. Gallery you would suspect if for nothing else the camera.

Of course, for now, such a device remains nothing more than a design on paper. What do you think, if the price were right, would you be interested in a dual-screen e-ink reader.
And just for fun how about a name, like Nexus E or Nexus e-reader. Stranger things have happened.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini