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E-ink Expects Revenues to Drop Next Quarter

March 30th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · E-ink, Screen Tech → No Comments

Withflexible_image[1] tablet sales up year after year, ebook reader sales have been declining, much to the dismay of E-ink. This screen manufacturer is predicting that their revenues will decrease over this quarter and the next as a result of seasonal drops in ereader sales.
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Sony’s 13.3″ eReader to Ship in the US in May, Will Cost $1,100

March 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · E-ink, hardware news, sony, Sony Reader → 10 Comments

When Sony1blue_box2-image[1] released their 13.3″ epaper writing slate in Japan in November, there was no indication that this 98,000 yen white elephant would ever see a wider release. Sony is well-known for releasing a product in single market, so I was surprised today when I learned that Sony had found a reseller partner who plans to release the Digital Paper DPT-S1 in the US later this year.
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First-Gen Yotaphone Now Available in the UK

March 19th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · E-ink, Yotaphone → No Comments

Yota Devices131312323123[1] is still the one and only gadget maker to release a smartphone with both an E-ink and an LED screen, and they’ve just launched the Yotaphone in the UK.

The Yotaphone, which launched in Germany and Russia last December, is now listed with a UK retail price. It now costs £419, a couple euros higher than its 499 euro retail price, and about £10 cheaper than the new 8GB iPhone 5c.
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SnapWatch Reveals Smartwatch Prototype with a Flexible Screen, Band

March 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · E-ink, Smartwatch → No Comments

Onesnapwatch 1 common problem with smartwatches is that the large screen and fixed wristband results in a one size fits some watch.

SnapWatch has a solution. This UK-based firm is now showing off a prototype smartwatch which has a flexible band that adjusts to fit almost any write size.
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The Earl Back Country Tablet Sports a New Look, New Specs

March 15th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, E-ink, hardware news, Ruggedized, Tablet → 1 Comment

The buzzworthyjanuary2 gadget story last summer was the Earl tablet. With a 6″ screen, a rugged shell, and more sensors than you could shake a stick at, the $300 Earl was in a class of its own.

That tablet has seen numerous delays and has long since missed its planned ship date, but it’s still under development. Earlier this month the developers released another update on the Earl, including images of the newly redesigned shell as well as a new spec list. This tablet is still months away from production, but it’s getting closer day by day.
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Onyx Teases New 8″ eBook Reader with Hi-Res E-ink Screen

March 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · E-ink, eReader News, hardware news, Onyx → 23 Comments

The Onyx i86 8 inch ereaderChinese ereader maker Onyx might not have the largest share of the global ebook reader market but they do have some of the more industrious and ambitious designers.

I have just found (via MobileRead) a spec sheet for the Onyx Boox i86. This big and beautiful ereader has an 8″ screen with a resolution of 1600 x 1200. At 250ppi this screen isn’t quite as sharp as the 6.8″ screen on the Kobo Aura HD, but it comes close.
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Onyx E-ink Smartphone Gets New Name & Launch Partner in Poland

March 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, E-ink, hardware news, Onyx, Poland, Smartphone → 5 Comments

The Chinese EinkPhone_small[1]ereader maker Onyx has been teasing us with visions of their E-ink Android smartphone for well over a year now, and new reports suggest that it is about to hit the market. It’s now called the Midia InkPhone, and it is the hot story this week at the CeBIT trade show.

The InkPhone has a 4.3″ E-ink screen. The specific details on the current model are scarce, but my latest info (from October 2013) says that the screen resolution is 800 x 480 (specs confirmed by a new press release).
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Russian Author Releases Custom eBook Reader, Targets Fans and Readers Alike

February 28th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, E-ink, hardware news, Onyx, Russia → 3 Comments

Publishers akunin-book02-500x500and authors have long sold limited edition books to fans in order to raise revenue, and Russian author Boris Akunin has taken that idea in a new direction. A few weeks ago he launched the AkuninBook, a limited edition 6″ ebook reader that comes bundled with a selection of his works and other content.
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New Archos E-ink Smartwatch Is Coming This Summer

February 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Archos, E-ink, hardware news, Smartwatch, video → 3 Comments

Archos archos e-ink smartwatchteased us with smartwatches at CES 2014, and they’re back again this week with another model. Charbax caught up with Archos at MWC in Barcelona this week, and he got the first look at their new touchscreen equipped E-ink smartwatch.
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Pocketbook to Launch Waterproof eBook Reader, the Aqua

February 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · E-ink, eReader News, hardware news, pocketbook, Ruggedized → 2 Comments

New ereader launches might be few and far between in the US but not in Europe. The Ukrainian ebook company Pocketbook has just revealed that they are planning to launch a water and dust resistant ebook reader called the Aqua.
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