LCD

Pixel Qi demos super-slim panels; smartphone and bistable on roadmap [Video]

Pixel Qi demos super-slim panels; smartphone and bistable on roadmap [Video]

Pixel Qi had promised some new screen technology at Computex this week, and the company has delivered, with a fresh 10.1-inch super-thin panel. Unlike the existing 10.1-inch screen, as used in the Notion Ink Adam, the new panel runs at 1280 x 800 making it ideal for Android Honeycomb slates; meanwhile, as ARMdevices' video demo shows, it's far more sunlight-visible than the iPad.

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Sony PS3 sales slowing; NGP needed ASAP

Sony PS3 sales slowing; NGP needed ASAP

You love charts, we love charts, and Sony sure loves charts when they confirm PS3 sales were headed skyward in 2010. The company has released its full-year 2010 financial results (up to March 31 2011) and revealed that 14.3m PlayStation 3 consoles were sold in the twelve month period. Interestingly, though, 2010 holiday season sales (Q3 on Sony's calendar) were down in comparison to 2009, from 6.5m to 6.3m, while the three month period at the start of this calendar 2011 also dipped year-on-year.

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Sharp and NHK offer world’s first 85-inch Direct-View LCD that works with Hi-Vision

Sharp and NHK offer world’s first 85-inch Direct-View LCD that works with Hi-Vision

Years ago at CES when HDTV at 1080p was the big thing, I remember walking into a booth where they had a TV set up offering twice the resolution of HD sets of the day. That prototype was really cool and the picture was fantastic. Sharp and partner NHK have announced that they have developed the world's first 85-inch Direct-View LCD compatible screen that is compatible with Super Hi-vision. That last spec is the important one here.

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Toshiba Reveals 367ppi LCD Display, Beats Apple Retina

Toshiba Reveals 367ppi LCD Display, Beats Apple Retina

The 2011 SID (Society for Information Display) conference is going on this week in Los Angeles, and with that came news of many new display technologies that could be used in our future smartphones and tablets. Both Samsung and LG came out with new panels that could potentially be the next iPad display, while Toshiba came out with possibly the next iPhone screen.

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Ortus Full HD 4.8-inch LCD gets glasses-free 3D upgrade

Ortus Full HD 4.8-inch LCD gets glasses-free 3D upgrade

Samsung and LG Display may be working on packing extra pixels into tablet-scale screens, but what if you want resolution overload on your smartphone? Ortus Technologies showed us its 4.8-inch Full HD LCD last year, squeezing 1920 x 1080 458ppi into a panel that would make an iPhone 4 Retina Display weep with ill-disguised shame; now the company is back, having upgraded their display to support 3D.

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Samsung 10.1″ 2560 x 1600 tablet panel could be iPad 3′s Retina Display

Samsung 10.1″ 2560 x 1600 tablet panel could be iPad 3′s Retina Display

Samsung has announced a new 10.1-inch, 300dpi PenTile prototype display running at a massive WQXGA 2560 x 1600 resolution, which the company says is headed to commercial tablets later this year. Although offering twice the resolution of most current tablet screens of the same size, Samsung's uses up to 40-percent less power; most interestingly - and of course not mentioned by Samsung itself - is the possibility that this could be the iPad 3's oft-rumored Retina Display.

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HP unveils thin new Elite L2201x 21.5-inch LCD

HP unveils thin new Elite L2201x 21.5-inch LCD

HP has all sorts of products that bear its brand name from computers to display and smartphones. The company is most known as the world's largest shipper of computers, but it has a goodly share of the LCD market too for screens to go along with desktops. HP has unveiled its latest desktop display called the HP Elite L2201x. The screen is very thin and has a kickstand prop rather than the typical base we are used to seeing on computer screens.

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Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

With the white iPhone 4 possibly just one day away and the iPhone 5 still months away in September, it's surprising we are already on the topic of the iPhone 6. But, indeed, news on the 6th-gen iPhone has already started now with reports that Apple selected Sharp to supply the LCD displays. According to Japanese newspaper, Nikkan, Sharp will begin manufacturing the displays in Spring of 2012.

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