Originally Posted by arivero
So do you have access to the patent agreements of e-ink?
Phillips is owner of the patent and though iRex is a Phillips spin-off I doubt that iRex will be the only company Phillips is willing to sell displays to.
At the very moment we have Hanlin, iRex, Sony and soon Hitachi building epaper devices. There will be more companys soon. The iLiad's Hardware is not very exotic, there's only the great display and then the wacom tablet.
iRex' iLiad could become the omnipresent WRT54G among ebook-devices if they let people adapt the device to their needs. But I think that the timeframe for this to happen is not bigger than maybe another year.