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If you're the type of smartphone user who is constantly searching for a charger or a phone that has longer battery life, E Ink's latest prototype phone may catch your eye. Although this phone doesn't boast of a large, colorful display with HD resolution, it does offer something other phones can't: extreme battery life. In fact, E Ink's prototype Android phone is said to last for up to one week on a single charge. It does this by using the same E Ink display technology found in eReaders such as the Kindle and the Nook. Of course, there are some tradeoffs that come with this display. More specifically,... Read more...
Sony revamped its line of Reader digital books and introduced the new Reader Pocket Edition, Reader Touch Edition and the wireless Reader Daily Edition. The new generation of Readers has been restyled and is now lighter and smaller in comparison to previous generations. All of the new Readers also have touch screens and E Ink Pearl electronic paper displays.  Other new features for the line include content zoom, adjustable contrast and brightness control, and automatic multiple page creation. Among the included dictionaries are the New Oxford American Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of... Read more...
Amazon's third generation Kindle recently launched, and aside from a frame that's a bit thinner, controls that are nicer, the inclusion of games and a slight user interface overhaul, it's the same as the first. The main attraction, the E Ink panel, hasn't changed all that much. It's brighter and sharper now, but it's still E Ink. It still can't display color, and it still has a page refresh that's slow enough for the naked eye to notice. So, the question is: why is E Ink technology evolving so slowly? It's moving so slowly in fact, that some people are just resorting to LCDs to get what they really... Read more...
E Ink introduced the next generation of its electronic paper display technology called Pearl. Pearl expands the capabilities of reflective displays by offering a contrast ratio that's approximately 50% greater than today's offerings. According to E Ink, Pearl enables eReaders to offer a contrast ratio typical of paperback books compared to previous generations which offered a contrast ratio typical of newspapers. The Pearl design builds on E Ink's current generation of Vizplex designs which are used in millions of eReader devices today. E Ink Announces Next Generation Display Platform E Ink expands... Read more...
We fully expect the amount of E Ink-based ereaders to dwindle in the coming years now that the iPad has been introduced, bringing full-color reading and 10+ hours of battery life to reality. But we're not quite there yet, and the ultra-cheap ereader market is still thriving. With Amazon's Kindle setting the bar at around $259, other companies with less marketing dollars are having to approach things differently, mostly by hacking prices and trying not to hack too many features in the process. ViewSonic is a name not normally associated with the ereader market, but that very company has just introduced... Read more...
LCDs may be neat, plasmas may be entertaining and projectors may be awe-inspiring, but e-ink is the future. With the e-book reader revolution fully upon us, there's little doubt that e-ink manufacturers will be pumping out mind-blowing new modifications to improve upon the greyscale versions that we're used to.Liquavista is aiming to be one of the first to break the mold, and if the video posted below is any indication, this company may have something special in store for future-generation readers from Sony, Plastic Logic and Amazon. The LiquavistaBright technology is faster, brighter and more... Read more...
IREX Technologies' new wireless DR800SG eBook reader will be available in select Best Buy stores at the end of next month. Other retailers will also offer the device in the first quarter of next year. First announced in August, the IREX e-reader features an 8.1 inch screen and supports multiple formats including industry standard ePub format and multiple DRM solutions. With support for a variety of formats, the device is able to interact with the Barnes & Noble e-bookstore and provide access to more than 750,000 titles as well as other open Internet e-booksites. Barnes & Noble expects its... Read more...
We're a little rusty on our "old sayings," but we're pretty sure one of them goes: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." With seemingly everyone jumping into the E-reader game these days, we guess it was just a matter of time before the consumer electronics giant known as Samsung jumped into the ring. Following the likes of Amazon, Plastic Logic and BeBook, Samsung Electronics has now announced an E-Book Reader of its own over in South Korea. Initially, at least, the reader will be sold exclusively in the company's home nation, with content provided by a local bookstore chain. The SNE-50K will be... Read more...
Amazon may have started the craze, but nowadays it feels like anyone and everyone is dabbling in the e-reader game. With the sector still blooming, companies are seemingly erupting from left field in order to toss their own Kindle rival into the ring, and one of the most promising we've seen is being crafted courtesy of Plastic Logic. The aforesaid company has been toiling away on its own reader for years now, and with "early 2010" just around the bend, it seems the ship date that digital bookworms have been yearning for is finally within sight.Just today, Plastic Logic has both confirmed the rumored... Read more...
Every so often someone predicts a breakthrough in "electronic paper," which could supplant backlit screens for reading text and looking at pictures. Power consumption would be greatly reduced and readability improved. A prototype for a full color version of E Ink's electronic paper being readied for next year might be the tipping point. If it can achieve that, McQuivey said, E Ink could threaten to displace the cheap and ubiquitous liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), while revolutionizing how we think about reading. Electronic billboards, for example, would no longer need to be bulky... Read more...