HP is making more progress
with flexible TFT displays. "Roll-up electronic newspapers should be available in the future. In the shorter term, however, we're more likely to see the release of non-flat, flexible TFT displays."
Back in October of 2004, it was reported
that HP had "unveiled prototypes of a new display technology today that they claim can lead to very large high resolution colour displays printed on plastic." An HP spokesman said at the time, "We feel this is a substantial advance in the development of the thin, flexible displays we're all looking for."
So it looks like we have more evidence of the march towards practical display technologies. It is advancing, despite our long wait for commercial products for the mass market. About the only real signs we have seen that new generation displays are coming are the new e-ink book readers
that we are so anxiously awaiting.
Much more information on flexible displays, including an explanation of why LCDs don't bend, is also available separately at ComputerWorld's article on flexible displays