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Pocketbook and Plastic Logic team up to develop the next PocketBook CoverReader

Next generations of CoverReader are planned to be developed for use with smartphone brands such as Samsung, HTC and Sony

Cambridge, UK – 06 September 2013 – PocketBook CoverReader is a brand new unique device. A thin and light flip cover for smartphones with an integrated electrophoretic display (EPD) – one of the most significant gadget innovations of the year – is planned to be shown at IFA 2013 in Berlin.

Now, at last, reading on smartphones becomes comfortable on the eyes with a daylight readable integrated E Ink screen.

CoverReader can be easily mounted on Samsung Galaxy S4 and allows favourite books to be read, as well as browsing documents, emails or web articles on an eye-safe E Ink screen. Additionally, missed calls and received SMSs are displayed on it.

This second generation CoverReader will use Plastic Logic’s flexible EPD product; the 4.8” display will be manufactured in the company’s Dresden facility. This new display has a range of benefits – such screens are flexible, shatterproof, ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight, power saving and daylight readable.

According to Enrico Müller, Sales Manager of Pocketbook Readers GmbH, CoverReader is a highly anticipated product on the market, that is why the company plans to expand the line of smartphone CoverReaders for such brands as HTC, Sony, and Samsung.

Indro Mukerjee, CEO Plastic Logic said: “We are excited to be working with Pocketbook on a number of projects and this smart mobile accessory application is a market segment with huge potential, for which our technology is ideally suited.”

About Pocketbook

PocketBook is the 4th largest global manufacturer of premium e-book readers based on E Ink technology ("electronic paper"), as well as the producer of multimedia readers and Android-based tablet computers. The company was founded in 2007. Its headquarters is located in Lugano (Switzerland). Due to the combination of hardware, unique software and ergonomic design, PocketBook products occupy the high-tech premium segment of the e-book market. More information at www.pocketbook-int.com

About Plastic Logic

Plastic Logic is the recognised leader in organic thin-film transistors (OTFT) and is at the forefront of research and investment in plastic electronics. The company has industrialised the process and now manufactures a range of high-quality flexible plastic displays. These shatterproof daylight readable displays are ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight and very low power, offering huge advantages over conventional screens as they are extremely flexible with proven lifetimes. Flexible displays enable revolutionary design possibilities and are set to transform existing markets, such as signage, wristwatches and other wearable devices, and automotive as well as many others. Plastic Logic is backed by major investors including Oak Investment Partners and Rusnano.

Find out more about Plastic Logic and its robust, flexible displays by visiting http://www.plasticlogic.com and http://www.youtube.com/plasticlogic.  

Companies interested in working together with Plastic Logic should contact info@plasticlogic.com.

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