… the Readius, designed mainly for reading books, magazines, newspapers and mail, is the size of a standard cellphone. Flip it open, though, and a screen tucked within the housing opens to a 5-inch diagonal display. The screen looks just like a liquid crystal display, but can bend so flexibly that it can wrap around a finger.
A quoted company exec says the Readius will be priced higher than the $359 Kindle. The device will be available in Europe this fall and will debut in the U.S. in 2009.