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Old 09-17-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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E-Ink panels with plastic substrate finally entering production?

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We'll have plastic 9.7" models after the New Year. 2000 screens ordered.
Of course, "ordered" doesn't mean "will be delivered" but still...
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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nice find igorsk ! that is excellent news. hopefully, the plastic screens will soon be used for all sizes, not only larger ones, to improve durability and reduce broken substrates.
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I would love to see a 9-10" reader that have plastic substrate eInk screen with a resolution of 1280x1024, but seems that is asking too much

Hopefully after they enter production and some samples are used in a few dispositives we can see if the quality is the same as glass substrate ones.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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nice find igorsk ! that is excellent news. hopefully, the plastic screens will soon be used for all sizes, not only larger ones, to improve durability and reduce broken substrates.
Oh, you know people will just end up complaining about the glare of plastic as compared to glass.
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I would love to see a 9-10" reader that have plastic substrate eInk screen with a resolution of 1280x1024, but seems that is asking too much
These are presumably the same screens as in the Kindle DX but with a plastic substrate instead of glass. So: 140 × 203mm, 9.7" diagonal, 825 × 1200 pixels, 150 ppi.

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These are presumably the same screens as in the Kindle 2 but with a plastic substrate instead of glass. So: 140 × 203mm, 9.7" diagonal, 825 × 1200 pixels, 150 ppi.
Wait, you mean Kindle DX instead Kindle 2 right? I dont think the Kindle 2 is 9,7" diagonal
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Picture of the 9.7" panel, apparently with plastic substrate:
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2517/img52062.jpg
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How much would there price against the glass one ?

Might be intersting.
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If I understand the Russian forum correctly it says the plastic 9.7" panel is about twice the cost of glass 6" panel. (But as there is only one supplier this is not necessarily related to production costs)
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If I understand the Russian forum correctly it says the plastic 9.7" panel is about twice the cost of glass 6" panel. (But as there is only one supplier this is not necessarily related to production costs)
Ok, and how much is comparing the 9.7" plastic with the 9.7" glass?
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If I understand the Russian forum correctly it says the plastic 9.7" panel is about twice the cost of glass 6" panel. (But as there is only one supplier this is not necessarily related to production costs)
According to isuppli the glass costs $60, so this would give a cost of $120 for the 9.7 .
http://www.isuppli.com/News/Pages/Am...n-Reveals.aspx

On the other hand, you can use the numbers fro the Kindle as a comparision and it tells you that a 9.7" device has 2.5 times the surface area of a 6 inch device. It would be surprising if a larger screen on a new technology is less expensive than the multiple of the area.
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Of course, "ordered" doesn't mean "will be delivered" but still...
This is interesting in what it says about volumes. We seem to hear these hints that extreme numbers of units are sold in eastern europe. Other companies have claimed to sell in the 'seven figures'. I guess this would be in the seven figures also, but
2000 x $500 = $1,000,000 may be in the seven figures in terms of dollars but it certainly isn't that big a number in terms of the worldwide population.
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