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YotaPhone double-sided epaper smartphone arrives

YotaPhone double-sided epaper smartphone arrives

The dual-sided YotaPhone, which slaps a 4.3-inch E Ink display on the back of an Android smartphone, has gone on sale, with the ability to switch content between its double screens. Revealed at CES back in January, the YotaPhone is up for order now priced at €499 ($679) in Russia, Austria, France, Spain, and Germany, targeting frequent readers who want to prolong battery life by using the more frugal monochrome epaper panel on the back cover.

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PocketBook e-paper Samsung Galaxy S 4 ereader case hands-on

PocketBook e-paper Samsung Galaxy S 4 ereader case hands-on

Samsung's Galaxy S 4 may have a great Super AMOLED display out of the box, but it's overkill for ereading duties and, E Ink would argue, isn't really best suited to browsing through ebooks. Enter PocketBook's accessory case for the Galaxy S 4, a fold-out case complete with a 4.8-inch e-paper screen on the inside of the cover. The concept is simple: browse to a book you want to read on the phone, and then flip it over to the e-paper display for low-power reading.

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E Ink Carta display promises highest contrast and whitest display in the industry

E Ink Carta display promises highest contrast and whitest display in the industry

E Ink has been making some the most popular digital paper screens on the market for a number of years. Screens from this company have turned up in many of the most popular digital readers around. E Ink has today unveiled its next-generation electronic ink display technology called Carta.

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E Ink Holdings sales drop could spell tablet takeover

E Ink Holdings sales drop could spell tablet takeover

While consumer electronics sales hit peaks and valleys, when a manufacturer like E Ink Holdings reports a significant loss, it’s time to stop and pay attention. The display manufacturer reported a 46% decline in sales over the past year, with a net loss totalling $33.6 million to boot.

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E Ink unveils 1.73-inch flexible e-paper smartwatch display

E Ink unveils 1.73-inch flexible e-paper smartwatch display

The company E Ink offers a variety of electronic paper displays in many different sizes, some of them flexible. As smartwatches, such as the well-known Pebble and its various competitors, gain in popularity, E Ink has announced a new 1.73-inch e-paper display that it is aimed specifically for them. The display is flexible, and will be first available in Sonostar Smartwatch.

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Kobo unveils the limited edition Aura HD eReader

Kobo unveils the limited edition Aura HD eReader

Kobo has just revealed its new, limited-edition E Ink Reader that will be available for pre-order beginning tomorrow for the price of $169.99. The eReader is dubbed the Kobo Aura HD, and it will be available in 3 colors: Ivory, Espresso, and Onyx (White, Brown, and Black). This new eReader is what Wayne White, the EVP and GM of Devices for Kobo, calls, "The Porsche of eReaders". He says that it pushes the boundaries of eReading, and is designed for those who are in the "driver's seat of their eReading adventures."

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YotaPhone to be made in Singapore, launching later this year

YotaPhone to be made in Singapore, launching later this year

We first heard about the YotaPhone back in December, and to say the least, we were pretty intrigued by its unique design. The company has finally announced that they have found a manufacturer in Singapore and are now planning to officially launch the phone sometime during the second half of this year.

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YotaPhone hands-on

YotaPhone hands-on

To be completely honest, the YotaPhone is one of devices I've been most looking forward to seeing during Slashgear's stay here at CES 2013. The device was announced last year and was immediately turning heads with its dual-screen setup. Dual-screen phones are nothing new, but the folks at Yota have put their own little spin on the dual-screen setup: instead of offering two LCD screens, the YotaPhone sports an HD LCD display on the front, and an eInk display around the back.

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Dual-screen YotaPhone offers 4.3-inch LCD and e-ink displays

Dual-screen YotaPhone offers 4.3-inch LCD and e-ink displays

If you've ever wanted the best of both worlds on a mobile device (that being a LCD display and an e-ink display in one), your lucky day will come. A company known as Yota Devices will be launching what they call the YotaPhone, which features two 4.3-inch displays, one that's LCD and the other that's e-ink.

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popSLATE iPhone 5 case comes with separate e-ink display

popSLATE iPhone 5 case comes with separate e-ink display

Smartphones cases are becoming pretty dry nowadays -- it's mostly just the same old thing for every case. However, one case in particular, called the popSLATE, slaps on a 4-inch e-ink display on the back, effectively giving your iPhone 5 two screens. It's currently trying to get $150,000 in funding on Indiegogo.

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Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Amazon made a ton of major announcements during its press event today, wowing the crowd with the reveal multiple new Kindle Fires including an HD variant. While the Kindle Fire HD is certainly something to get excited about, so is the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's latest iteration in its line of Kindle eReaders. Don't be fooled by your expectations for eReaders, though, because the Kindle Paperwhite brings a number of innovations to the table.

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Kindle Paperwhite arrives with backlit screen

Kindle Paperwhite arrives with backlit screen

Just as we were expecting, Amazon pulled the veil off the newest iteration of the Kindle today. Dubbed the Kindle Paperwhite, by far the most noteworthy feature about this new eReader is its display. With it, we're seeing Amazon make a departure from the Pearl E Ink display it has used in previous Kindles and instead go for a white display that comes complete with a backlight.

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