Fujitsu has announced its next-generation color e-paper, ushering in the possibility of lightweight color ebooks with long battery life and fast - well, tolerable - page-refresh rates. The announcement by Fujitsu Laboratories claims that the company's new e-paper has improved the display's color quality, plus tripled its …
Not brilliant. Not perfect. But perhaps the start. of some actual competition.
So far *only* kindle breaks the 10mm barrier IE the thickness of an 80 sheet pad of A4 paper.
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* Size: 175 × 122 × 8 mm (6.9" × 4.8" × 0.3")
I think Qualcom's Mirasol technology looks better. See http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/qualcomm-mirasol-display-video-hands-on-in-glorious-1080p/
On the right track
Seems that they doing it right to me.
Not quite there yet, but getting there.
So keep it up, people !
Might be usable
I'd be interested in trying out a device like this for a while. It could be useful for travel.
Judging from the images in the story, I'd guess color images are roughly equivalent to what you'd get in a book printed on non-glossy paper; so not up to the quality of a good textbook or a glossy periodical, but fine for casual illustrations in novels, color diagrams and graphs, and so forth.
Rather than a 1024x768 screen with a 0.7s refresh time, I'd like to see 800x600, which (assuming refresh time is proportional to area) should refresh in under half a second. The Foxit eSlick has an 800x600 screen, and judging from their photos that looks suitable for my tastes.