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.
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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 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.
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.
The newest entry level E Ink e-reader from PocketBook.
Check out this flexible, compact, unbreakable, thin, light, E Ink based E-reader using the Rockchip RK2808 processor.
http://www.rock-chips.com 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 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 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.
- Freescale's Cortex-A9 SoCs include E Ink controllers (linuxfordevices.com)
- Freescale introduces new low-power chips for eReaders, tablets, TVs (liliputing.com)
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):
- Etón Corporation launches Rukus, the solar-powered Sound system (armdevices.net)
- Ectacto Jetbook Color eReader already available in Russia (liliputing.com)
- E Ink thinks its displays belong on pretty much everything (dvice.com)
- CES 2012: Color e-Ink readers are finally a reality, though not in the U.S. (news.consumerreports.org)