Originally Posted by paperwastage
i think B&W is the full 1600x1200, but color is 800x600...
the pre-rendered "screenshots" or pics aren't that accurate, as they seem to be less washed out than the real devices in videos
There cannot be a black and white mode that is different from the color mode. Color is accomplished by hardware filters over the pixels. It is not possible to remove those filters with software. It you read the wiki and follow the links to the e-Ink device web site you will see from the description that there cannot be two modes. However it is possible to use subpixels to perform anti-aliasing on text. This mode depends on fooling the eye that a very small colored pixel with look gray to the user's eye. The eye cannot detect color in really small images.
Subpixels on text is supported by the controller. you can read about the controller on our wiki as well. It would work with text even if there were a color image also on the page. However, this may not account for the images you see on the web site. These may be doctored or concept images, not real pictures.