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Check out the next generation of E-Ink displays

Categories: Concept/Design, Hardware, iPad
By: , IntoMobile
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 at 12:02 PM

The E-Ink display on the Kindle and Nook is cool because it can go weeks without a charge and is quite easy on the eyes but it does look kind of cruddy, especially compared to the LCD display of an iPad or the variety of tablets coming out.

As you can see from the video above, the next-generation E-Ink display will have better contrast and it will start to approach the look of paper. There will also be support for animations, although it still looks a bit crude. This type of display should be hitting manufacturers later this year, so look for products in early 2011.

Is this enough to get me to purchase a dedicated e-reader? I don’t think so, but it’s always nice to see improvements to the display.

[Via YouTube

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Marin Perez has torture tested cell phones and smartphones for industry leaders like CNET and InformationWeek. He remembers when 4G was just a screen on PowerPoint presentations and is fascinated with the amount of innovation out there. Marin has spent a lot of time with BlackBerry and Android but he finally broke down a bought an iPhone to see what all the hype's about. He also has too many tablets.