Fujitsu Flepia is slow, expensive, but heralds a color e-paper age

flepialarge.jpg

Fujitsu is set to sell its own Kindle-like e-book reader in Japan, with one critical difference from Amazon's offering: the new heart of the new Flepia reader is an 8-inch, 1,024 by 768 pixel touch screen...in color.

Pretty pennies must be shined: it costs $1,000, or the price of an industrial newspaper press in five years.

Consider a Flepia when doing your Christmas shopping for me. And my birthday is just 11 months away!

Don't expect this in the Kindle 3 just yet, as the technology needs time to mature: a three-pass screen refresh necessary to rebuild a full 260k color page takes eight seconds. (Even a 64-color image takes almost two.) But it's out of the labs and into a product, which is a huge step towards ubiquity.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 

More BB

Boing Boing Video

Flickr Pool

Digg

Wikipedia

Advertise

Displays ads via FM Tech

RSS and Email

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing with attribution. Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC in the United States and other countries.

FM Tech