Receives Patent For Double-Sided Tablet

Posted Sep 1, 2012

Amazon may be working on a double-sided Kindle product that would use e-ink and an LCD display in one device according to a new patent that was awarded to the company.  Amazon was awarded a patent where e-ink and LCD would work together — one side would be for reading and the LCD side would be optimized for watching videos.  The patent filing said that the device would utilize the front and rear-facing cameras to determine which side to display the content.

?A device might alternatively utilize at least one camera to determine which side of the device is facing the user, and might activate the display on that side of the device to convey content,? states the patent. ?A device might display notifications on an edge of the device, such that a current orientation of the device might be less important.?

Each display would be touch sensitive so a user can move content between the two options.  Amazon is expected to announce a new generation of Kindles on September 6th.