One of the potential segment for devices that I am quite excited about, is the E Ink based large screen connected stylus touch e-reader. Provided it gets the perfectly smart implementation, it can unlock a world of being more productive reading and annotating all kinds of texts, in all kinds of fields of study, professionalism, creativity and curiosity. Reading on an E Ink display has already been proven by Kindle to be an awesome experience. Make use of customized Android for E Ink devices, WiFi and Bluetooth, and the potential for this device can be really great and for me is quite exciting. This is the Onyx N96ML, a 9.6" 1200x825 E Ink Pearl display with stylus touch and front light, running on the NXP Freescale i.MX6Solo Lite for E Ink, running Onyx's advanced customized Android UI for E Ink. You can buy it for $379 at Amazon.com
Watch this video in your VR headset or use your phone with a cardboard/VR adapter for best experience! Walking around the China Sourcing Fair AsiaWorld Expo showfloor from filming the JingTeng turning head security robot, filming at the Veidoo booth showing their $28 All-in-one VR headset, Foxcom, Appscom Smartwatches booth, the latest Alldocube 2-in-1 Laptops and Snapdragon 210 Phablets and finishing off with the 10.3" E Ink mockup at the Boyue booth. Filmed using the Shuoying 1080p dual-lens Panoview 360 VR camera, see my Interviews and my Factory Tour with Shuoying here: http://armdevices.net/category/companies/shuoying/
Boyue (previously known as Boeye) makes E Ink readers, here showing their latest Rockchip based E Ink Android e-readers, also showing off a non-functioning mockup of their 10.3" Mobius flexible E Ink ultra light reader that might come next year if E Ink starts the mass production of the 10.3" Mobius display by that time. Then Boyue shows their 6" and 8" Carta or Pearl based E Ink readers retailing $110 in China.
Tour of the Allwinner showroom at China Sourcing Fair 2016, with Damien from the Allwinner Business Development group (industry insiders can contact him at Damien@allwinnertech.com), showing the latest products powered by Allwinner on the market, such as the Phoenix OS based Laptop, Double OS (dual UI of Android) for 2-in-1 market developed in partnership with the Phoenix OS team, the latest Android Marshmallow tablets, including the Aikun Morphus X300 powered by Allwinner. Here also are presented the latest Allwinner powered all-in-one VR devices starting with Allwinner A33 and support for A83T and A64 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Allwinner also shows some Smart Home IoT type products powered by Allwinner such as smart vacuum cleaner, smart home robot and smart wifi speaker (Amazon Alexa or Google Home possibly possible), talking about next year's successor of the Allwinner A33 for the tablet market, which they might do on a lower nanometer to lower power consumption and optimize the low-cost Tablet market further. Allwinner shows some of their Phablets released in partnership with qualcomm, where Allwinner is helping to get shipped Qualcomm based LTE tablets on Snapdragon 200 and 400 series working with the design houses and factories in Shenzhen to get them done more. Allwinner has a big position in the auto market with after market smart Android powered smart mirrors, smart car dashboard and Smart car-dvr products which are quite popular in China, adding object recognition, car parking support, lane departure and car distance alerts and more. Allwinner is also in Drones with their camera chip, in E Ink Android based e-readers, smart speakers (with multi-room sync), and web-TV Karaoke tablets popular in the Chinese market.
Onyx shows the latest BOOX ebook reader series at HKTDC Fair.
Onyx Boox Max is an ebook reader features with 13.3’’ flexible E Ink display at 1600*1200 resolution, powered by freescale iMX6 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 16GB Flash on board, support up to 32GB micro SD card. It runs Android4.0, compatible with almost 3nd party Android apps, support up to 15 kinds TEXT format including PDF,DOC,TXT, HTML, EPUB etc, Pictures like JPG, PNG etc. It comes with a nice aluminum magnesium casing and electromagnetic touch support hand-writing, drawing, notes-taking by digital pen. The battery life up to 4 months with 4000mAH build-in battery. Suggest retail price around $700, start shipping around May 2016. Onyx also show Boox N96 features with 9.7’’ Eink display powered by freescal Imx6 runs Android 4.0, retail price around $400.
You can contact Onyx here: (let them know if you watch this video)
Andreu Coll Rovira, Marketing Representative
I have been enthusiastic about the 13.3" ultra-light flexible E Ink Mobius based e-readers since I filmed the Sony DPT-S1 in January 2014 here: http://armdevices.net/2014/01/19/e-ink-booth-tour-at-ces-2014-sony-dpt-s1-smartwatches-wall-clocks-and-more/ and from Netronix in January 2015 and in June 2015. The folks at Goodereader are teaming up with a supplier to get the 13.3" E-reader available to Indiegogo backers for about $699 a piece at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/13-3-inch-android-e-reader/x/585198#/ I believe that the 13.3" E Ink E-reader form factor can be totally awesome, especially if real-time multi-user collaborative apps become very user friendly on this user interface.
Jezetek shows their new smartphone with a 5.2" LCD and a 4.7" E Ink display on the back, enables up to 2 weeks of battery life when only the e-ink display is used. The two displays are mirrored and one can transfer to either at any point of time. The price will be about $300 for 1000 pieces order. The company also demonstrates their e-ink 9.7” tablet that includes a stylus for drawing or writing.
E Ink shows their latest displays for Smartwatches, Smartphones and more. Here are some of the solutions that they show in this video:
1. UHF Tag with Information display (Reference product from Hitachi Maxell)
2. 1.54” 200x200 EPD evaluation kit
3. 5.83” Spectra B/W/Yellow EPD evaluation kit
4. 5.83” Spectra B/W/Red EPD evaluation kit
5. 1.43” E Ink Mobius EPD
6. 1.1” E Ink Mobius round EPD
7. 4.7” EPD dual screen solution
8. 2.9” NFC eBadge solution – Battery less
9. Visionect – Joan 6” Conference Room Assistant (Reference product from Visionect)
10. 31.2” Monochrome Signage
11. 31.2” Color Signage
12. 13.3” Color Signage
Netronix show their latest E-ink display on Computex 2015, 13.3 inch E Ink display with 1200*1600 pixels resolution, Touch screen, handwriting input with stylish, build-in notepad with selectable background and ink mode(brush/pen/pencil ), with also Android 4.0.4 and Li-polymer battery 1500mAh.
Netronix also show their 6.8" E Ink notepad with IR touch and pen input on Computex 2015.
Huateng flag D1 is a Dual display smartphone with a 5" FHD LCD and a 4.7" E Ink display at 960x540, touch screen is on both sides, the phone is based on MT6752 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 64bit with Mali T760-MP2 GPU. 2G RAM and 16G Flash, Micro SD card support up to 64GB. Android5 is supported.