05:43 AM by Colin Dunstan in More E-Book Readers | Legacy E-Book Devices
This is some great news from Geekzone :
Royal Philips Electronics, Sony Corporation and E Ink Corporation announced today the world's first consumer application of an electronic paper display module in Sony's new e-Book reader, LIBRIe, scheduled to go on sale in Japan in late April. This first ever Philips' display utilizes E Ink's revolutionary electronic ink technology which offers a truly paper-like reading experience with contrast that is the same as newsprint.
This is soooo great for us eBook fans. Look at the features:
- reflective display (can be easily read in bright sunlight or dimly lit environments)
- black and white ink-on-paper look
- a resolution of approximately 170 pixels per inch (PPI) - more than any other portable device has!
- read more than 10,000 pages (imagine a standard book with 250 pages - this equals to 40 books!) before replacing the four AAA Alkaline batteries
- compact and lightweight form factor
- allows users to download published content, such as books or comic strips from the Internet
- can store up to 500 downloaded books
I promise, once this thing is out and available in my country, I will buy it!