Apple’s iPad is No Match for E-Paper

It was touted as the Kindle Killer (of course, what isn’t these days?), the death of publishing, the savior of publishing, and the latest and greatest in technogadgetry. The iPad. People have been gossiping and letting the rumors fly as to what this could possibly be, and how it could be used as an e-reader. Turns out,...

Can E Ink Hold Up to Other Upcoming E-Paper Techno…

The best known e-paper devices are without a doubt those based on E Ink’s display technology. Devices such as the Sony, Amazon and iRex readers all use this technology to great affect, and have sold tons of devices with it. But, just because they’ve made a lot of money doesn’t necessarily mean it will stand...

LG Debuts Flexible E-Paper

Hot on the trail of their CES 2010 announcement to do e-paper, LG shows off a prototype of their flexible e-paper display. Their flexible display is the largest (and perhaps most flexible and bendable) on the market, weighing in at a long 19″ and paper thin. It’s about the size of A3 paper, and it uses metal foil...

Spotlight on Mirasol: Qualcomm’s Full Color …

The future for e-paper is away from e-readers. It’s more for multi-purpose devices, for outdoor advertisement, for netbooks and all sorts of new and interesting technology. Right now e-readers are the hot item, but in the future, once books have finally moved on from analogue to digital, e-paper will need to expand and...

AUO Notes Flexibility/Manufacturing Process is Key…

When AUO introduced its flexible e-paper, EpaperCentral had the opportunity to discuss the introduction with C.T. (Chun-Ting) Liu, Corporate Senior Vice President and the General Manger of Consumer Product Display Business Group of AUO. Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of thin film transistor liquid display panels, AUO Optronics...

CES 2010: The Year of E-paper based E-Readers

CES 2010 was a huge splash this year, with the a ton of new e-paper devices being announced. The only devices to gain more hype than those powered by e-paper were tablet computers, which also seemed to be just about as abundant. We’re going to take a moment here, and talk about some of the bigger e-paper products shown...

Newspapers and Magazines: E-paper or Bust in 2010

Newspapers and magazines have been dying slowly since the invention of the internet, and each day they struggle to regain their glory days of a few years past. Now it seems they’ve found their saviors in the land of e-paper, with different forms of e-reader technology allowing them to get new subscribers electronically....

Touchco to Revolutionize E-paper Interfaces

E-paper devices have been plagued with bad usability since the start. The Kindle, while serviceable, feels very retro in its use of clunky buttons. Other manufacturers have tried to modernize usability to mixed results, each one implementing touch-screen interfaces in their own ways, and each one fundamentally flawed. The Sont...

Usability Design Failure - the Nook Disappoints

The Nook may have been the to-buy gift for book fanatics this holiday season, but it looks like it may have had far more buzz than bite. The once touted Kindle-killer has gotten some lukewarm reviews, and it turns out it’s much-touted dual LCD screen is more of a hindrance than a boon. It turns out that even though the...

IBM and the Future of E-Paper in Retail

IBM is bringing e-paper to the retail shelves as part of their Smarter Planet strategy. This strategy is meant to create a more earth friendly and green way of operating in our current world, without decreasing any of the current luxuries we have. E Ink is being used as part of their greener retail strategy, and they are...

Notion Ink Tablet to use Pixel Qi Display

CES 2010 has come with a slew of surprises for the e-paper fans out there, and one of the biggest is Notion Ink’s brand spanking new tablet. It’s to be the first to use Pixel Qi’s revolutionary hybrid display, that can switch between e-paper viewing (without glare and in full sunlight), low-watt hi-def display...

Concept Design: Bibliofile E-Reader

The e-reader marketplace is becoming overly saturated as manufacturers rush to produce a gadget that not everyone’s got yet. Some potential purchasers are said to be put off from making the leap from hardback to e-reader due to the electronic version not offering such a tactile experience. This new concept design, designed...

Skinning the Future of Technology with Philips and…

Philips has been working on a new, full color e-paper technology that uses only ambient light, and gives the effect of paints on paper. This new technology will not be used as you might think–it won’t be found in the next Kindle, Nook or e-reader.  It won’t be used to create newspapers or e-readers or magazines,...

Top Taiwanese Manufacturers Enter Color E-Paper Ma…

Three major Taiwanese manufacturers plan on entering the color e-paper market in 2010. Prime View International, Delta Electronics, and AU Optronics made this joint announcement during the symposium on Flexible Display and Electronics Technology in Taiwan earlier this week. The announcement came as no surprise to anyone–...

Hearst Launches Magazine/Newspaper Based E-Reader

Magazines and newspapers are slowly dying.  Sure, traditional print is seeing drops in sales all across the board, and there is a recession going on, but magazines and newspapers have been hit the worst.  In a scramble to inject new life into this once thriving market, we’ve heard lots of different proposals from lots...

2009: A Retrospective

Earlier this year we gave a broad prediction that 2009 would end up being the year of the e-book, and that this year would be the year when e-readers took their hold and found mass market appeal. We made some broad speculations, based on the trends still booming from the new release of the Kindle 2 and it’s endorsement...