The company that supplies Amazon with its Kindle displays is working on touchscreen electrophoretic panels according to Digitimes. This doesn't necessarily mean Amazon will be using them, considering their recent snap-up of Touchco.
Scott Liu, chairman of PVI (which bought e-ink mid last year) reckons their color pressure-sensitive touchscreen EPDs will support animation this year, hinting at the possibility of being able to do more with e-ink than read books. Full of grandiose plans, Liu also hinted at flexible EPDs using TFT LCD components—something we've already looked at previously. [Digitimes]