Ebook readers are becoming more and more commonplace and it seems that just like everything else that trends, it eventually moves over to being able to function with an alternate power source. The latest in the lineup of solar powered devices is the Solar Cell ebook reader which comes courtesy of LG.
As of now the Solar Cell is still just in the prototype stage, but that said it does appear to be on the right track. Of course, in my opinion it would still need to be connected to a book store to see true success. The Solar Cell will have a 6-in TFT-LCD that can get an extra day of reading from roughly about four to five hours of sunlight.
This extra juice comes by way of a thin-film 10-cm x 10-cm solar cell, which is said to have been designed specifically for the 6-inch display of this reader. The solar cell measures just 0.7mm in thickness and adds only an extra 20 grams to the overall weight. In other words, it is about as thick as a credit card and as heavy as a fountain pen.
As you would expect, anything in terms of pricing and an actual release date have not yet been revealed.