|08-01-2010, 03:24 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
Epson Controler for Color E Ink
The Epson Broadsheet controller is used in many popular reading devices, such as the Kindle 2/DX, the Nook and the Sony PRS-600/900 (E-book Reader Matrix). Epson now appears to be E Ink's initial partner for a color capable controller.
From Linux Devices, New controller chip sets stage for color e-readers:
|08-01-2010, 08:57 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 26 kly from Sgr A*
Device: PRS-T1, KT, PB701/IQ, K2, PB360, BeBook One, Axim51v, TC1000
I seem to remember a fair amount of products "launched" at CES that still haven't shipped.
They may "launch" this XMAS by showing the working prototype and promising shipment Real.soon.now.
Nowadays "launch" no longer means "ship".
So yeah, shipping anything but a few preview units does seem unlikely.
Otherwise they would've tried to freeze the market by pre-announcing at CES like everybody else.
|08-01-2010, 11:02 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPad
Ahh, the ultimate: color eInk with the capability of millions of colors and a 250+ dpi pixel density. That has potential way beyond just reading: you're approaching a replacement for printed photography at that point. Personally, I think even next spring might be a bit ambitious, but by 2012 you'll see the first products on the market. They won't be great at first (I expect the first couple of generations of color eInk to display thousands of colors instead of millions and will likely look a bit muted), but by 2015 or so you'll probably start to see some serious eye-popping color. That'll be cool.
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