Personally, I want my eventual Perfect E-Reader to have all of these things. Except maybe the bendy bit...that's silly. But one thing that a lot of developers seem to be toying with is this dual-screen idea. Because it's more like a real book, y'know? With two facing pages?
So one of these has finally come out. The Entourage Edge. It is really very cute, and holy wow does it have a fun website. I mean, it's not the Mini Cooper website, but it's good times.
The cool thing about the Entourage reader is that it's got one side that's color/touch, and then the other side is the e-paper screen. So they solve the problem the Sony Reader's been struggling with of how to combine these types of screens without losing the best aspects of both.
But I am dubious-verging-on-absolutely-displeased about e-readers shaped like books. The two-page thing is actually my least favorite thing about books, and the thing I've been happiest to change since I've gotten my Kindle. I've always found the page on the right is perfect. It lays flat, you can curl the other page around to form a handle, it's just great. But the left page is curly and hard to hold and you're limited in how you can sit to hold it open and read. I realize this sounds really pathetic..."woe is me, holding open a book is so hard!"...but really, it bothers me. It's always bothered me. And it makes my arms hurt.
So count me in the one-screen camp. I don't need it to look like a book as long as I can read off of it!