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E-ink is hard at work on some awesome display capabilities

E-ink is hard at work on some awesome display capabilities

E-ink is one of the companies that helped to pioneer some of the tech that is used in all sorts of digital reader screens today. The company has been hard at work on new technology that will change the way eReaders are used. The typical E-ink and eReader screen today is black and white with levels of gray thrown in making them not particularly good for magazines that rely on glossy color images. E-ink was working on a cool color screen back in November of 2010 that we talked about.

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Amazon Tablet using E Ink Hydis FFS display for 2H 2011 release?

Amazon Tablet using E Ink Hydis FFS display for 2H 2011 release?

The Amazon tablet rumors refuse to die, and now there are whisperings of another OEM and even some component orders to throw into the mixture. After rumors last month that Samsung would be producing the Amazon tablet for a potential late-Summer release, now DigiTimes' sources have waded in with word that Quanta Computer will be handling production, using Fringe Field Switching LCD displays sourced from epaper manufacturer E Ink.

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Apple hybrid e-paper/LCD display plans tipped in new patent application

Apple hybrid e-paper/LCD display plans tipped in new patent application

Talk of an e-paper based iPad has rumbled around since the reveal of the first-gen model, but so far Apple has proved unwilling to move beyond its multi-purpose IPS LCD display and consider either monochrome or color e-ink panels. According to a freshly published patent application by the company, however, they've at least given thought to the merits of electronic paper; in a submission titled "Systems and Methods for Switching Between an Electronic Paper Display and a Video Display" Apple describes a layered display sandwich which would combine traditional LCD and e-paper screens.

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NoteSlate Features ePaper Display, Coming Soon for $99

NoteSlate Features ePaper Display, Coming Soon for $99

As far as tablets go, there's one for everyone's taste. In the case of the NoteSlate, it's for anyone who wants to have a tablet that features an advanced ePaper capacitive touchscreen display, of which you'll be able to write in four different colors. There's a catch with the colors, though: you'll only be able to write in one at a time, based on the model that you decide to drop your hard earned money on.

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