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Old 11-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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PocketBook announces frontlit color eInk for June 2013

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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Your title should read "front lit color e-ink is coming in 2013", it isn't here yet. But this is very interesting and 8" is a great size for an e-reader. Same as my Irex (unfortunately that one has developed a number of problems). Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:10 PM   #3
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Your title should read "front lit color e-ink is coming in 2013", it isn't here yet. But this is very interesting and 8" is a great size for an e-reader. Same as my Irex (unfortunately that one has developed a number of problems). Thanks for sharing.
I have edited the thread title. It is an interesting announcement, but it's is certainly not here yet.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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Looks very promising, especially if the battery life is close to traditional e-ink. Considering this technology and IGZO, 2013 may be the year that color + long battery life finally come together in usable reading devices. Can't wait.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #5
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The bezel is huge on that thing. Hopefully that's just a prototype and the final product is smaller and more portable.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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June 2013 is about three tablet lifetimes away. I hope it can compete with the technology of the day.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Does sound like a nice idea for people reading certain non-fiction/reference books and magazines.

I keep thinking I need something like that until I realise I'm probably just covering bases rather than submitting to a real need.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #8
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June 2013 is about three tablet lifetimes away. I hope it can compete with the technology of the day.
They really don't have to, they won't expect to sell more than a few 100,000 units, anyway --- and don't expect this to cost less than $3-400. And unless Samsung brings a tablet with electro-wetting display to market by then all the others will still just be some variation of LCD/LED, so there is no real competition for a device like this. And this device will never competitive with regular tablets in the eyes of those who don't care about e-ink. Let us hope Amazon does something similar, then prices will come down to a reasonable level.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:58 PM   #9
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Its to resolution not good enough as its 8 inch otherwise I think it would be perfect for pdf files as well as college and school textbooks. Have to seen oneto be sure but even for comics the text wont be very good.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:29 AM   #10
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I keep waiting for the color eInk. Then they might be able to pry my keyboard Kindle from my fingers.

Good color. Good contrast. Good black. Good white. Good battery life. Good resolution.

Good Lord!
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:01 AM   #11
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I keep waiting for "unbreakable" plastic readers. Pocketbooks was to introduce them two years (or so) ago.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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I keep waiting for the color eInk. Then they might be able to pry my keyboard Kindle from my fingers.

Good color. Good contrast. Good black. Good white. Good battery life. Good resolution.

Good Lord!
Good luck
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:48 AM   #13
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I keep waiting for "unbreakable" plastic readers. Pocketbooks was to introduce them two years (or so) ago.
That's what I'm waiting for too. It's number one on my list of desired upgrades.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:59 AM   #14
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I do also wonder why the plastic substrates for e-ink haven't come out.

I'm skeptical about this frontlit color e-ink. Those look like renders, not a real device. Hopefully they will show us the goods at CES.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:53 AM   #15
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Note that the eInk Triton screen, as used in this device, is not a "genuine" colour screen, but rather a black and white screen with a colour mask in front of it. This accounts for the relatively poor resolution - the colour mask reduces the effective linear resolution by a factor of two. The colours have poor saturation. This is not going to be a game-changing device.
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