Category: E-readers

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PocketBook Basic New for 89€ at IFA 2012

Posted by Charbax – August 31, 2012

The newest entry level E Ink e-reader from PocketBook.

Wexler Flexible E Ink reader

Posted by Charbax – June 7, 2012

Check out this flexible, compact, unbreakable, thin, light, E Ink based E-reader using the Rockchip RK2808 processor.

Rockchip RK3066 Launched at the HKTDC Electronics Fair

Posted by Charbax – April 14, 2012 shows their newest Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor integrated in already a range of 9.7" tablets being made by a series of Rockchip partners, also being optimized for the Set-top-box (I guess possibly Google TV!), and they are also talking about Google Certification, and their new RK2906 processor which removes the HDMI output and other things to further lower the cost of entry level tablets. Rockchip also announces RK31XX for Q2 and RK32XX for Q3 2012, bringing 28nm Single-core ultra-low power consuming ARM Cortex-A9 and bringing even Quad-core.

Boeye Sibrary RK2818 fast refresh E Ink e-reader

Posted by Charbax – March 15, 2012

Boeye shows a Pearl E-ink based e-reader using the Rockchip RK2818 processor and a software optimization for fast page turns. They claim it's as fast as the latest Kindle Reader.

Freescale i.MX6 Lite Series launched at CES 2012

Posted by Charbax – January 19, 2012

Freescale launches 2 new i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processors at CES 2012, while demonstrating the performance of their quad-core, they are also launching the new i.MX 6SoloLite processor, which is designed specifically for next-generation eReaders and is the follow-on to the company's i.MX508 processor and the dual-core i.MX 6DualLite, targeting a broad array of smart devices and products including tablets, IPTVs, IP phones, medical patient monitoring systems and home energy management solutions.

E Ink On Every Smart Surface

Posted by Charbax – January 15, 2012

Exclusive 17-minute interview with E Ink's CMO at CES, where they showed me a Triton color display for signage with color so saturated that it looked like an LCD except that it was thinner than OLED, sunlight readable, uses no backlights and uses very little power. I also saw the SURF display used in a hand drill which has not been filmed before. The 11.5" 300DPI eDocument reader made in collaboration with Epson. The Triton color display based Ectaco eReader that had just won the CES innovation award, it is being deployed in Russian schools. New E Ink watches from Phosphor and Seiko. Finally, the Eton Ruckus music player with E Ink display that was launched this week was demonstrated, it is considered to be indestructible.

E Ink has shipped over 25 million E Ink screens for e-readers alone in 2011, that’s up from 10 million screens in 2010 and 4 million screens in 2009. Now E Ink is also working to expand into new markets, signage, appliances, everywhere. The idea is that more and more devices and surfaces may get an E Ink screen on them that thus by being bi-stable can show the informations for a long time without using any battery. While many electronic paper technology companies show samples, E Ink is actually in mass production with monochrome, color and segmented displays and they claim that no technology in the world comes close to the reading experience on E Ink's displays and these displays are easy on the eyes since they don’t have a shiny background or light emitting backlight.

E Ink also provided me with following amazing video featuring the actual E Ink Pearl roll display material used in Nook, Sony, Kindle etc. The video was shot alongside the Charles river in Cambridge/Boston and you can see MIT (E Ink is MIT spin off) and Boston skyline in the background. The display is a few feet wide and can go one kilometer (it was 500 meters in this video):

PocketBook at IFA 2011 Press Conference

Posted by Charbax – September 3, 2011

This is the full PocketBook press conference (partly in English and partly in German) at IFA 2011, where they launch the new PocketBook A10 Android Tablet.

Sony PRS-T1 Reader Wi-Fi, 6″ e-reader with infrared multi-touch

Posted by Charbax – September 2, 2011

Sony is launching their new generation of Eink e-readers with this Sony Reader Wi-Fi, it supports dual touch using infrared technology. The Wi-Fi can be used for stuff like web browsing, Google searching, Wikipedia searching for words highlighted in any book and for downloading e-books from the web or even viewing e-books within the web browser.

Latest news from E Ink at IFA 2011

Posted by Charbax – September 2, 2011

Sriram Peruvemba, Vice President of marketing at E Ink, gives us the latest news from E Ink, they announced that they will ship between 25 million and 30 million E Ink screens this year, just for the E Ink e-readers like the Kindle 4 and Nook Touch. Yup you read right, 30 million of those devices to be sold this year.

E Ink in Credit Cards

Posted by Charbax – September 2, 2011

You push a button behind the credit card, it displays a unique security code which can be used as pin code for payment security. The battery in that credit card lasts for up to 2 years, it's the same size and weight as a normal credit card and it is unbreakable.