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Old 05-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by dmaul1114 View Post
My guess is that the screens are pretty costly so companies are reluctant to put out devices with them right now as readers would probably cost more than the cheapest e-ink devices and tablets more than the low end iPad etc.

And thus they wouldn't be very competitive devices in the mainstream.
Mary Lou Jepsen, the Pixel Qi CEO, has said that there is very little price premium with the Pixel Qi screen since they can be built on existing production lines with existing technology. She said in one video on the net that she envisioned a Pixel Qi screened device at less than $200 ... the whole device, not just the screen. That may be overly optimistic but it certainly sounds like the screens should not be the culprit with any over-priced gadget.
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