I am on my fourth kindle and have lost all of them to broken screens. It got so frustrating that I began researching screen technologies.
LG started making flexible plastic e-reader screens last March. They are only used in a couple of Russian e-readers right now but if that tech was used in a Kindle it would fix the largest reason that kindles die. A quick look on ebay shows hundreds of broken kindles at any one time. The only major flaw in the kindle is that screen and I hope that they can work this out because it would make this e-reader dramatically more kid friendly, a must for using them as e-textbooks.
I am referring to black and white e-ink Kindles here, not color LCDs