Move over Amazon, Fujitsu has begun taking pre-orders for what’s thought to be the world’s first e-book reader with a colour screen. Fujitsu_Flepia_01 Fujitsu's Flepia: for e-reading in colour Called Flepia, the device's screen has a 768 x 1024 resolution and is 2in larger than the 6in display found on Amazon’s recently …
Great first attempt at color for a reader
I'm looking forward to seeing this in the stores. Owning a Sony Reader and an IPhone using Kindle as I do makes me a target customer of this kind of a device but at over $1000 though it just won't cut it to get color, even with those features. The cheaper alternative now for color is a Eee or Acer Aspire one netbook. Get that for about $300 and you can read 1/2million old books via google and newer ones via various book outlets on the net. The game will change when those guys make a similar device, that can also run Windows or OSX (hint hint Apple) at the price point that they can make the net books.
How does it make the colour?
I can see how the mono displays work - they flip the half black, half white micro beads.
does this mean that there are three (or four) beads in a 'cell'? red, yellow, blue (black or green?)
Very clever, tgho'
What type of screen?
So is this digital paper still or is it more of a standard LCD affair?
It's how much
At £750 You would be much better off buying a cheap laptop cant see them selling very many.FAIL..........
The battery life is what makes it (and other eInk) products
worth the money. Compare it with netbooks/laptops all you like, it won't make one whit of a difference: all it will do is make you look like a silly ass. Try a 40-hour-battery-life device sometime and then take up your netbook - I guarantee that you will be chucking latter boat anchor against the wall 2 hours later when its battery dies. PH 'cause even she could figure this out.