Originally Posted by troll05
IRiver uses a 1024x768 display made by LG Electronics. HarryT refers to Pearl screens by Vizplex.
What I'd like to know is why nobody except IRiver uses this apparently superior display
Which means both higher per-screen costs and lower production volume.
They can't manufacture enough screens to meet the needs of a Kindle/B&N type of high volume vendor.
And since the bulk of the business is about narrative text ebooks there isn't much difference between a SVGA screen and an XGA one and what there is doesn't seem to justify much of a premium.