Earlier today I posted on Plastic Logic’s new color epaper screen. As cool as that was, that’s not all they’re doing.
These videos were posted as part of the same press conference where the new color screen was unveiled. I had found one and was planning to post it tomorrow, but now that I have 3 videos I couldn’t wait.
First up is the new video driver for their screen. It can show 12.5 frames per second. That’s far below the standard video rate of 30 fps, and it’s also slower than what hackers have accomplished with the Nook Touch. Of course, the NT doesn’t have a graphics chip so it can’t actually do video all that well, but it’s still faster.
And finally, we get to watch Plastic logic’s screen continue to work while it is being dismembered. Cool, no? This video was shot at the press event by a Russian blog.
Now that is how you should show off new product features. I haven’t seen such an impressive set of videos since my post from last year with several of E-ink’s tech demos.
I don’t know when we’ll see these screens on products, but I wouldn’t expect them this year. The front light and faster video will likely require newly built screens. PlasticLogic is still building their new factory in Russia and that is likely where the screens will be made.