This story travelled from a Japanese business site (dead link
) to SorobanGeeks and then to Gizmodo where I actually found it
Sharp has shown a prototype eBook reader with a screen that is only 1mm thick ó inside the transparent plastic case that is obviously much thicker. Although they donít plan to have the technology in saleable form until 2007, they already have one major leg up on Sony (and Iím not just talking about the color screen); since eBooks have already been a major part of Sharpís Zaurus campaign, their library already has around 7000 titles, compared to Sonyís meager 100 or so.
Who knows, if the recent stories on the demise of the PDA are true (I really don't want to hear about it anymore), a color e-book reader will be exactly what we need in 2007 (you'll never find me reading e-books on smartphone devices with current screen sizes!).