Amazon is developing an innovative dual-sided tablet featuring two screens. The online retailer has been awarded a patent for a tablet that has one LCD screen on the front for movies and other video-demanding activities, and one electronic-ink display on the back for reading eBooks. Amazon has set a September 6th media event for the second generation Kindle Fire. The dual-screen technology won't likely appear in this month's new Amazon tablets as the patent was only submitted in February last year.
What Else You Need To Know
- The Amazon patent says the device allows users to move content from one screen to the other.
- The dual-screen tablet is touted to save battery life because slow moving content normally shown on the LCD screen can be moved to a power saving e-ink screen.
It’s true, you can read books on a LCD screen with no problem, but it’s a known fact that it’s much more convenient to use an e-ink panel, which doesn’t fatigue your eyes so quickly.- Adrian Diaconescu, Android Authority
While we have no idea if Amazon plans to release its two-faced Kindle anytime soon, it’s likely safe to say it won’t make an appearance when the company hosts its grand tablet event next week.- Brad Reed, BGR
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Amazon is working on a dual-display Kindle tablet
While we have no idea if Amazon plans to release its two-faced Kindle anytime soon, it’s likely safe to say it won’t make an appearance when the company hosts its grand tablet event next week.
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- Amazon Patents Dual-Sided Tablet; Future Kindle Fire Design?
- Tech Radar
Amazon files patent for double-sided device
We may get confirmation on that image soon too, with conjecture pointing to an Amazon unveil of a a 7- and 10- inch tablet at a September 6 press conference outside Los Angeles.
Amazon working on a dual display E-Ink/LCD tablet, but is it really practical?
An even greater OEM will always try to reinvent itself and not polish and tweak the same old gadget year after year (yeah, Apple, I’m talking to you). That means taking some risks and making gambles from time to time, which is exactly what Amazon could do if the company’s latest patent will ever become reality.