Originally Posted by Ralph Sir Edward
Like so many video technologies, I'll believe it when I see product going out the door. But it looks really spiffy. The underlying technology is it like e-ink in that it is a no-energy technology between changes. Of course, in full motion video that doesn't mean much. Still, it's supposed to be a much lower energy user than LCD, and for small devices, the screen is what eats the most juice anyway...
According to Liquavista's own site, the technology is not bistable. The lower power consumption comes from the fact that it's more transmissive, so needs a less intense backlight, and can also operate in a purely reflective state: