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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Netronix puts Wacom touch on a 6.8" 1440x1080 E Ink Android e-reader based on the Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite. Wacom is working on collaborative solutions for Wacom enabled E Ink e-readers like this one. If they do it right, I think Google should get involved, this could make it a really big new market for the E Ink based devices with touch for productive collaboration in education and enterprise. Netronix also has different other E Ink Android devices, secondary displays, large ones, and even the Netronix E Ink Smartwatch which I filmed here.
You can contact Netronix here (please only contact if you are serious about distributing their products):
Robert Lu, e-Book Div. Marketing Dept. Project Manager
E Ink showing off some of the latest most awesome E Ink devices yet released and demonstrated on the market. Taking advantage of the low power high readable E Ink display technology. This includes E Ink Smartwatches, E Ink Carta E-readers, the Sony 13.3" flexible ultra-light E Ink Digital Paper and more.
Onyx showing their new e-readers line called Boox. The new Boox readers come in different screen sizes. One of them has 6.8" e-ink display with 1440 x 1080 resolution, is powered by Freescale i.MX6 and runs Android 4.0. Another one has a 9.7" e-ink display with 1200 x 825 resolution that runs Android 4.0.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2014
You can Contact Onyx International (please only for serious buyers/importers worldwide):
Onyx International Inc.
George Grey, CEO of Linaro, the not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source Linux software and tools for the ARM architecture, announces that Qualcomm, Mediatek, ZTE, AllWinner and Comcast are joining Linaro to work together on bringing Linux on ARM forward together. They are joining the existing Linaro member companies who are ARM, HiSilicon, Broadcom, Fujitsu, LG, Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, AMD, AppliedMicro, Canonical, Cavium, Cisco, Citrix, Enea, Facebook, Freescale, HP, LSI, Marvell, Montavista, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Red Hat and IBM who all are contributing engineers to all be working together to improve Linux on ARM for Mobile, Enterprise (servers), Networking, and now also for Home (Set-top-box) usage with the Internet of Things potentially also to be supported. Linaro just held its Linaro Connect Asia here in Macau this week and I will be posting many videos from there, interviewing Linaro engineers about some of the latest Linux hacking work they are doing to speed up all ARM Powered devices.
- Allwinner joins Linaro Digital Home Group, commits to open source chip support (liliputing.com)
- Linaro announces Allwinner Technology as a founding member of the new Linaro Digital Home Group (olimex.wordpress.com)
Interchangeable into different back-cases and front-cases for a range of phones, OAXIS presents their InkCase Lite that gets its data from any smartphone over Bluetooth. OAXIS develops an SDK for Android apps to send data from the main LCD or AMOLED display to the secondary OAXIS E Ink display. You can for example read the web articles on your Smartphone's E Ink back-cover, read an E-book on the E Ink, read your RSS feeds on E Ink and more.
Yota Devices shows their next generation YotaPhone 2 with the Snapdragon 800 LTE and a 5" AMOLED screen and a 960x540 curved touch-screen E Ink display covering the back case. They upgrade their YotaPhone SDK to enable Android apps to send data to the back-screen with one touch. Battery life when using the backside only can be measured in days and sunlight readability is full.
Tour of the E Ink CES 2014 booth, featuring all the latest coolest E Ink devices on the market and prototypes. The E Ink device that I think is the "Best of CES" is the 13.3" Sony DPT-S1, the biggest and the lightest ultra-readable 13.3" touch device in the world (currently only released in limited few-thousand unit trials in Japan) uses the 13.3" 1200x1600 Mobius E Ink display with protective film instead of glass for it to be ultra-thin at 6.8mm and weigh only 358grams and to also offer a better stylus experience. Aloso featuring the latest E Ink for Smartwatches, thus keeping the display always on, which is important for a Smartwatch. Featuring new giant E Ink clocks to put on walls, E Ink signage displays, the latest E Ink e-readers on the market and more.