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Old 2012-04-01, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Colour E-Ink In New Kindles??

Hi All:

Rumours swirl around a group of new Kindles headed for retail channels in the next few months.

Does anyone know if any of them will have colour e-ink displays?
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Old 2012-04-19, 09:30 PM   #2
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That would be quite an accomplishment if they can manage to pull that one off. the "pixels" in E-ink displays are composed of polarized microscopic spheres (black on one side and white on the other) that rotate under the influence of a magnetic field.

To make a colour e-ink display would require a panel with alternating red-green-blue spheres, or CYMK spheres since E-ink is more akin to printed material than projected light material. But you can't overlay the spheres, and putting them side by side could cut the effective resolution of the display down to a quarter of its resolution if the "pixels" themselves can't be shrunken down.

This doesn't mean they can't do it. But I'll definitely want to see the results before considering purchasing one. New technology isn't always at its best when initially launched.
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Old 2012-04-19, 10:15 PM   #3
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Default Check E-ink's Web site

This technology is available from E-ink, the current display technology supplier to Kindle and a whole lot of other devices.

Ask Prof Google about "Triton E-ink".

Or go to: http://www.eink.com/display_products_triton.html
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Old 2012-04-20, 09:05 AM   #4
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A color overlay laid over the spheres. Makes sense from a technical side. But what will the final product look like?

Where's my magnifying glass?
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Old 2012-05-13, 02:12 PM   #5
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Default Rumours Persist . . . .

. . . . and are worth little more than nothing. But they do persist.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120509PD219.html
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