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.
At the IDTechEx show in Berlin, Sri Peruvemba, former CMO for E Ink, interviewed Dr Paul Apen, Chief Strategy Officer at E Ink. Paul had just completed a talk where he described E Ink’s work in signage and architectural applications.
E Ink shows Yotaphone 2 now mass produced Smartphone with curved flexible E Ink always-on back display, 32" 2560x1440 color and black and white E Ink Pearl by GDS for Digital Signage for train stations, bus stops, stores, waterproof and break-proof, E Ink as Electronic Shelf Tags having sold over 30 million units thus far in the past 2 years (100% growth yr/yr) thus potentially selling over 40 million units in 2015 alone if the growth continues at the same rate! Also able to make extremely bright red electronic shelf tags, they also have 4" and 6" Shelf tag displays. Contept E Ink displays hanging on a backpack, Vikaura smart photo frame (now on Kickstarter), clocks, conferencing room system connected to Outlook or Google Calendar and the E Ink Prism moving into Architecture can be laminated on walls, on tables, such as hotel lobbies, transportation centers, public spaces to create different experiences in tile formations, architects and designers can now contact E Ink to design these uses for E Ink in Architecture.
The coolest product in the world is back, this time by Netronix, it's their ultimate E Ink device, it has better specs than last year's 13.3" Sony E-reader device as it runs a faster i.MX6 Solo Lite Android platform, and it can be sold significantly cheaper than the $1000 Sony device. Netronix is right now looking for distributors around the world and they are still optimizing the weight and performance just a little bit more before releasing this ultimate note taking and document collaboration device. Hopefully it won't be long and the ultimate Android APK for document notes real-time and deferred collaboration will be available, one that lets groups of lawyers collaborate on annotating a same court document, on that lets several students and teachers easily annotate and read large learning documents, one that easily enables note taking and stylus based creativity on top of text, in a connected way, as a side-kick to Laptop productivity. When this device is sold to mass markets below $500, even massively mass produced and sold below $300, things will change. For that E Ink also needs to drastically lower the price of the display, hopefully some big orders come in from Governments and from massively courageous brands who are ready to bring it to all people!
Bookmate is a subscription service covering mobile, tablet and web, iOS and Android. Bookmate tries to create a unique concept of social reading. Bookmate connects publishers and authors with new markets. Unlike services like Amazon, Google Books or iBooks, Bookmate is an open platform that connects publishers and readers directly. So publishers get access to user behavior analytics and have promotion tools for direct marketing. It means they own their relationship with their readers. At the moment the market of Bookmate is concentrated in Russia and Turkey but they are looking forward to extend to more markets this year.
Yitoa uses Allwinner and Rockchip in their E Ink e-readers, using RK2818, RK2906, A13 and other. The price starts at $42. They use E Ink Triton display at 6" with front light.
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