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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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Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

Verizon Samsung Zeal official: E Ink keys, dual-hinge and Exchange support

We spotted Verizon's new E Ink feature-phone, the Samsung Zeal, getting a premature preview earlier today, but the carrier has now come clean on the dual-hinge handset. Like the Alias 2 before it, the Samsung Zeal has a full QWERTY keyboard which uses E Ink keys; that allows the layout to change according to what app is running and which way around the handset is being held.

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