Originally Posted by yvanleterrible
I think the price of the eink display could also be possibly offset by the price of a smaller battery. Less displaying power need = smaller battery = smaller phone.
But that's my two bits, I don't even know of refresh rate and power drain.
Except it doesn't have a smaller battery
It uses a 700 mAh BD50 battery. Well, at least the engineering sample i've reviewed does
Edit: Oh, and everyone seem to go nuts over it here. This is probably the first 35$ phone i've seen that seems to attract more attention than 1000$ smartphones