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Old 10-02-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Colour is on the way

The Guardian has brief details of the Liquavista Cambridge research project to produce full colour epaper:

Scientists aim to deliver e-paper in full computerised colour
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:41 AM   #2
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Interesting. I want one.
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #3
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Very interesting. Highlights:

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Liquavista, spun out of the Philips Research Labs in Eindhoven two years ago, has won part of the backing from the government-funded Technology Strategy Board. The project is also backed by Plastic Logic.
Wasn't Plastic Logic a competitor to Philips/PVI? But I guess they've collaborated before, so maybe not....

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The technology is based on a process called electrowetting, which uses electricity to manipulate a thin layer of liquid so that it changes colour. It uses far less power than a traditional liquid crystal display (LCD) and, crucially, the individual cells change fast enough to run video.
Far less power than LCD may not mean no power between screen refreshes... we'll have to see how this plays out.
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I'd trade it for a 256 gray levels e-ink display with pure white and pure black...
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The interesting question is:

Is color or colour on the way?
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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The interesting question is:

Is color or colour on the way?
or couleur???
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:55 PM   #7
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The interesting question is:

Is color or colour on the way?
Colour in the UK and Canada!
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:01 PM   #8
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Colour in the UK and Canada!
does that mean we have to wait an extra year (since that is how long it typically take new devices to roll out to the UK and Canada)?

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does that mean we have to wait an extra year (since that is how long it typically take new devices to roll out to the UK and Canada)?

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that's fast
in holland stuff seems to get introduced
when the rest of the world has moved on to the 3rd generation
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:24 PM   #10
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does that mean we have to wait an extra year (since that is how long it typically take new devices to roll out to the UK and Canada)?

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Oh, its OK; I've already got MY colour device in hand! But a lighter one WOULD be nice...
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:36 AM   #11
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Far less power than LCD may not mean no power between screen refreshes... we'll have to see how this plays out.
From http://www.liquavista.com/about_us/default.asp
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Liquavista’s electrowetting displays are reflective rather than transmissive and so offer the potential for clear viewing in all lighting conditions, from a dimly lit office environment to the bright light of a sunny day, while consuming a tenth of the power of similar sized LCD screens.... (emphasis added)
So not as low power as e-ink I would say.
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