We are all wondering just what Amazon’s next tablet will offer. Well, imagine viewing a video on a tablet, and then flipping it over to get back to your eBook. A tablet like that could become a reality since Amazon has just been awarded a patent for a tablet with both an LCD screen on front and a static e-ink display on back.
The tablet would use its rear and front-facing camera to determine which side is currently being viewed by the user. Okay, so what about battery power? Those screens are sure to last ten minutes tops right? Well, the filing says that having two displays of this kind on one tablet would actually improve battery life by switching from the LCD screen to the e-ink display whenever slow to non-moving content is looked at.
With Amazon’s big press event scheduled for next Thursday in L.A. to introduce the sequel to the Kindle Fire, it’s too soon for a dual-screen tablet. But I would be very surprised if we didn’t see this for next year.
Source PhonearenaFiled Under: Tablet News, Technology News