Pixel Qi is working on a new display that includes three different functions into one convenient product. It would feature color and black-and-white modes like the XO-1, but also have an e-paper mode for an easier-on-the-eyes experience.
According to the company’s chief, Mary Lou Jepsen, the new screens would eventually have touchscreen features. The goal here is to make a screen that can be read under full daylight, use the least amount of power possible and do more than just show images.
There’s a real desire to add touch functionality. While Pixel Qi displays have been used primarily in OLPC notebooks so far, they can now also be used in products for other companies, though who they are is not yet known.