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Sony dismiss iPad-rival color Reader tablet plans

Sony dismiss iPad-rival color Reader tablet plans

Sony has again dismissed speculation that they are planning a color ereader tablet to directly take on the iPad, with deputy president of the digital reading division, Fujio Noguchi, telling Tech-On that the company's range is still resolutely focused on ebook consumption. "I think recently developed color e-paper devices are suited for displaying movies" Noguchi suggests, "but I believe that color e-paper should be employed for e-book readers with a focus on displaying texts."

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HTC E Ink plus 3D displays & cameras in consideration tips job spec

HTC E Ink plus 3D displays & cameras in consideration tips job spec

HTC could be looking to use low-power E Ink epaper as well as 3D-capable displays and cameras in future devices, if a job description for a role at the company is to be believed. The position - baseband design engineer - calls for someone familiar with "multiple display technologies( TFT-LCD, PMOLED, AMOLED, E-ink, etc)" and "with 3D display and imaging technologies."

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Disposable E-Paper on the Prototype Tip

Disposable E-Paper on the Prototype Tip

So you're totally tired of all the old ways. Books? Useless. You're not into the whole "retro" thing, and you want people to know that you're on the cutting edge. The technology edge. So what do you think that heavenly next thing is? How about some disposable e-paper? University of Cincinnati electrical engineering professor Andrew Steckl decided he wanted that too. So what did he do? He demonstrated that electrowetting works on a paper substrate just as well as it does on glass. What's that mean? It means there's going to be some e-paper on paper.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 17 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 17 2010

Today we talk about, believe it or not, methane powered computers! Better hope you don't get too close to a heat source. Uh oh. Then there's a Berlin showing of some fantastic looking color e-paper, sponsored by Bridgestone, Epson, and Samsung, but made by an unknown producer. Then PALM throws down the gauntlet saying they'll reclaim their smartphone "birthright" soon, and BYD Alice Tegra 2 Froyo tablet wants a chomp of the tablet market too. All this and MORE on todays SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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Color e-paper drawing tablet gets Berlin outing

Color e-paper drawing tablet gets Berlin outing

A mysterious color e-paper drawing tablet has gone on show in Germany this week, apparently part of the ongoing BnF Lab project in Paris. The slate allows for color sketching on an A4-sized e-paper panel; it's unclear exactly who is responsible for producing the panel, though Bridgestone, Epson and Samsung - which have each developed color e-paper products - are listed as sponsors [pdf link].

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E Ink debut Triton color e-paper

E Ink debut Triton color e-paper

E Ink has officially announced their color e-paper display, E Ink Triton, as used in the Hanvon color ereader shown yesterday. Hardware details for the Triton display are sparse, but it's known to support 16 levels of greyscale along with "thousands" of colors via a filter layer on top.

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Eking S700 is the world’s first E-notepad

Eking S700 is the world’s first E-notepad

Eking has debuted a cool new product called the S700 that is billed as the world's first e-notepad with dual input technology. It has both resistive touch control and electromagnetic induction touch control with integrated 3G.

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Liquavista flexible color display prototypes unveiled [Video]

Liquavista flexible color display prototypes unveiled [Video]

Liquavista has taken its color e-paper displays to the next level, by producing what the company is calling the first flexible electrowetting displays.  The new prototypes are still video capable, but now use flexible substrates rather than the typical glass layer.  The obvious application once commercially ready is rollable or bendable ereaders.

Video demo after the cut

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Nemoptic bankrupt before dual-mode BiNem/OLED displays catch on

Nemoptic bankrupt before dual-mode BiNem/OLED displays catch on

Only yesterday we were marvelling at Nemoptic's dual-mode BiNem/OLED display technology; now we find out the company has declared bankruptcy.  Actualitte suggests that Nemoptic had left too little time for new investors to step in, leaving them around three million euros in debt and with no buyer for their bistable epaper displays.

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Delta Vivitek 8.2-inch color eReader with China Mobile 3G tipped for Dec 2010

Delta Vivitek 8.2-inch color eReader with China Mobile 3G tipped for Dec 2010

A color e-paper wireless ereader is apparently on course for release in December, with sources in Delta Electronics' supply chain telling the Taipei Times that the company's 8.2-inch model will offer WiFi and 3G in a partnership with carrier China Mobile.  It's not the first time we've heard about a color Delta ereader, either; the company demonstrated a 13.3-inch prototype at Computex 2010 back in June, suggesting it would be commercially available by the end of the year.

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Sony flexible e-paper borrowed from E Ink; no plans to commercialize

Sony flexible e-paper borrowed from E Ink; no plans to commercialize

Further details about the flexible epaper display Sony demonstrated at their recent dealer convention have emerged, and there's good news and bad.  According to The Digital Reader's sources at the company, the monochrome panel wasn't an in-house creation but in fact loaned to them by E Ink (who supply Sony with the displays for their current Reader range).  Unfortunately, Sony claims to have no solid plans at present to actually use the E Ink screen in a commercial device.

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Sony flexible e-paper display previewed

Sony flexible e-paper display previewed

Sony has been demonstrating a large-scale flexible e-paper display, which could potentially pave the way to rollable, twistable ereaders.  Details on the display are scant - the company brought it along to their 2010 Dealer Convention, according to AV Watch - but it's said to use a plastic substrate rather than the usual glass panel.

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