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Old 07-01-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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Bridgestone set to make major push into e-paper business


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http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/01/b...aper-business/

Bridgestone's already showed off some fairly impressive e-paper displays, and gone into mass production with displays for inventory tags and whatnot, but it now looks like the company is now set to make its biggest push into the market yet. According to Tech-On, Bridgestone will be announcing details of its plans in July or August, but it appears that the announcement will concern e-paper displays for e-book readers, at least one of which will be A4 in size. That particular screen was making the rounds of exhibitions back in April, and makes use of the company's proprietary "electron powder and granular material" which, among other things, lets the screen rewrite in just 0.8 seconds. Of course, there's no word on any actual devices using the e-paper just yet, but we're hoping that'll be among the details announced in the next month or so.



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Who knew tyres and e-book displays would come together in this way?
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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.8 seconds? That's an eternity! These things better be cheap if they expect to sell any!
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The black is probably old tyres, ground up and placed inside the device
0.8 seems like a LONG time, but I suppose the quality of these devices is akin to real paper, so no eyestrain and perfect to read the newspaper on. Some people hate staring at LCDs for long hours..
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The black is probably old tyres, ground up and placed inside the device
0.8 seems like a LONG time, but I suppose the quality of these devices is akin to real paper, so no eyestrain and perfect to read the newspaper on. Some people hate staring at LCDs for long hours..
It is 1.25 Hz - the human approximate resting heart rate (or 37 times the rotational frequency of the Crab Pulsar) - and is equivalent to 75 pages per minute.

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Electron powder and granular material

Oh wow! Powdered electrons. Just add water

The more display technologies, the better. Choice is good.

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They had me at "will plan to release an A4 device in August 2009 for $300 that supports Adobe DE, Mobipocket, PDFs, txt, cbr, rtf, word, ppt, as well as many other eReader formats" O wait a minute...they didn't say that...
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They had me at "will plan to release an A4 device in August 2009 for $300 that supports Adobe DE, Mobipocket, PDFs, txt, cbr, rtf, word, ppt, as well as many other eReader formats" O wait a minute...they didn't say that...


You do understand, that now you will have to sell these readers at the mentioned price...
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The could have me with A4+PDF+ePub+$0...
(the GFC hasn't been kind to me)
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