|05-14-2005, 09:03 AM||#1|
Recovering Gadget Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
UltraThin E-Ink for PDAs and E-Books
How often do we hear about new wonderful display technologies for mobile computing? Heads up displays that you wear like glasses. The perfect new paper-thin display for pdas and ebooks. Bright, but tiny screen projection that fits into pdas.
We've heard it all. But when will it be in our pockets and purses? Always disappointed, but never giving up hope.
But is the wait finally over? I saw an article today in PlanetEbook and my heart lept in excitement. What a wonderful thing...
* Only uses power for screen updates
* 90% thinner than LCD displays
* Can be placed on curved surfaces
* Less fragile
It is already real -- it has been included in an existing 1cm thick ebook reader prototype with a 7" display, expected to cost about $300. And two additional prototypes were shown a year after that.
And you know for sure that it's coming to market soon when the VP of Research and Development says it's "compatible with existing display production technology, cutting years off time-to-market!" Right?
Only one small problem... the article is from June, 2002. And the prototype was made in 2001! Promises, promises, promises.
Surely it will eventually come, but I suppose all that display technology will continue to tease us for quite a while. Thank heaven for our good old LCD active matrix displays!
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