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E Ink Pearl display outed: 50% contrast improvement

E Ink Pearl display outed: 50% contrast improvement

E Ink has announced its next generation of ereader display, Pearl, and while the press release doesn't spell it out in so many words, the claim that the contrast is around 50-percent greater than the previous generation leads us to suspect this is the screen technology in the new Amazon Kindle DX.  According to E Ink - formerly known as PVI -Pearl is now the whitest reflective display in the industry and even more like regular printed paper.

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Color E Ink devices due by end of 2010 says PVI

Color E Ink devices due by end of 2010 says PVI

PVI's color E Ink project sounds like it's speeding up, with company chairman Scott Liu saying products using the displays are now expected to be on sale by the end of 2010, rather than sometime in Q1 2011 as previously expected.  The color E Ink panels are currently sampling to manufacturers - Amazon and B&N were both tipped as having seen them - but no definitive partnerships have been made public.  However, it looks unlikely that an imminent Kindle refresh will include the color display; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently announced that such a device was "a long way out".

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E Ink next-gen displays get video demos

E Ink next-gen displays get video demos

E Ink have carved quite a niche for themselves providing displays for the majority of big name ereaders - they supply Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among others - and have been showing off some of the tech they reckon will hold off rival panels like LCD, Pixel Qi and mirasol.  The Red Ferret Journal grabbed some eyes-on time with the new prototypes, including a monochrome panel with twice the contrast of current-gen e-ink screens.

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Color E Ink devices to ship Q1 2011

Color E Ink devices to ship Q1 2011

Ereader display heavyweight E Ink reckon they'll have a color e-paper panel ready in time for devices to ship in the first quarter of 2011, according to their VP of marketing.  Speaking to PCMag this week, Sriram Peruvemba revealed that E Ink plan to show off newer color e-paper displays at SID in a few weeks time, and that the company is working on significantly improved refresh rates.

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E Ink remote control for Rovio demo’d [Video]

E Ink remote control for Rovio demo’d [Video]

The image isn't especially clear, we know, but you're looking at a WowWee Rovio robot webcam being remotely operated by a flexible E Ink controller.  It's the handiwork of the ASU Flexible Display Center, who took E Ink's AM300 development kit and used it for two-way communication with the Rovio.  Not only can the robot be navigated, its camera feed is shown on the E Ink panel.

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