Category: E-readers

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E Ink Triton 2 next generation color display

Posted by Charbax – January 10, 2013

E Ink has improved the color with Triton2, showcasing the Ectaco Jetbook device (without front light), it's also possible to use front light with E Ink Triton2 adding more light to the system, which shows off the colors better.

Latest flexible E Ink status at CES 2013

Posted by Charbax – January 10, 2013

Flexible screens are potentially going to become massively available during 2013 in new mass market ARM Powered devices. E Ink presents their latest flexible screen technologies, showing the shipping flexible E Ink device by Wexler and talking about what may come out next.

Latest e-reader displays by E Ink at CES 2013

Posted by Charbax – January 10, 2013

E Ink describes some of the latest advances in e-reader displays used in the latest e-readers on the market such as the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kobo Mini. Higher resolution, faster and front lights.

Yota Devices E Ink and LCD dual-mode Android Phone

Posted by Charbax – January 10, 2013

Here's the YotaPhone, the first dual-mode Android phone that works on LCD and E Ink at the same time on each side of the phone. Yota has developed a few customizations and a new SDK to either just send screenshots of anything that's on Android over to E Ink or to also enable interactivity on the E Ink side, such as flipping pages with their swipe gestures at the capacitive bottom that is on each side of the device. Expected delivery is to be between Q2 and Q3 2013, Yota Devices is a Russian company but the market for this dual mode E Ink and LCD phone can be worldwide.

Charles Dickens on E Ink vs Tablets for reading outdoors

Posted by Charbax – November 14, 2012

Here is http://www.eink.com/ereader_tale.html's official latest comedy video showing why we should all consider buying an eink e-reader, at least the crazy cheap $69 Kindle if you haven't already and let's get to some serious e-reading going on again if you aren't already.

I'm looking forward to spend more time outdoors with devices with sunlight readable screens, reading more of the awesome ebooks that I haven't read yet. I fill those up with the best of project http://gutenberg.org for free, and still looking for Google to fix http://books.google.com

By the way, I'm still very much looking forward to official Google Android support on E Ink, synchronize the Chrome browser on my Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone so that I can always continue reading articles, emails, blog posts, Google+ circles on the WiFi connected and automatically synchronized E Ink e-reader comfortably without a backlight.

Do you ever use your backlit smartphones, tablets or laptops to read your ebooks? I wouldn't recommend it, even turning down the brightness of the backlight doesn't come close to the experience of using a backlight-free, frontlit device for any serious reading indoors and outdoors.

Become a $20/year Member of ARMdevices.net

Posted by Charbax – October 21, 2012

You can now become a Member of ARMdevices.net for $20/year.

For that you get:

1. Pictures/scans of business cards to all the companies that I video interview at trade shows around the world.

2. Buy some of the best value ARM Powered devices that I find, when I can get the manufacturer to agree to sell them at a good price directly to members. Consider those sample sales, but you can buy many also, and contact the manufacturer directly if you'd like to import a larger quantity. I expect to be able to provide members with some of the worlds most interesting ARM Powered tablets, laptops, HDMI Sticks, Set-top-boxes, E-readers, game players, development boards, robots, and more. Check for a status on available devices in the Members Store.

Thanks for supporting my work.

Read more about why you should become a Member of ARMdevices.net here.

Onyx Boox Touch Moon Light (i62), Kindle Paperwhite competitor

Posted by Charbax – October 17, 2012

Onyx releases their new 1024x768 6" HD E Ink e-reader with their own front light technology. They say it's better than Nook Glowlight but they haven't yet been able to compare with the Kindle Paperwhite. It runs Onyx own advanced embedded Linux OS for E In e-readers on the Freescale i.MX508, that Onyx has been developing for years now with multiple generations of touch-screen based e-readers that they have been releasing these past years with advanced features like annotations, highlights, scribbling and more.

Logged-in Members of ARMdevices.net ($50/year) can see the full contact information for this company from the business card here. Become a Member Now!

Sony PRS-T2 Reader, 6″ with WiFi Evernote/Facebook share

Posted by Charbax – September 5, 2012

Sony's newest E Ink e-reader with Neonode IR touch screen, wifi and new fast E Ink refresh allowing for smooth scrolling and fast page turns without a full page black flash on each page turn or on each web page scrolling. It can synchronize and share highlighted quotes of text in Evernote and on Facebook.

Wexler at IFA 2012

Posted by Charbax – September 2, 2012

Wexler is the first to have release a flexible plastics based E Ink e-reader. The Wexler Flex One is to be followed by other flexible E Ink devices, they also sell Tablets including a Tegra3 7" tablet.

PocketBook Touch at IFA 2012

Posted by Charbax – September 2, 2012

159€/$159 E Ink e-reader from PocketBook with a capacitive screen for which they claim readability is nearly as clear as infrared touch or no touch because the capacitive layer is somehow integrated.