Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Hot Gadgets

 

Color eInk Screens are what eReaders have been Waiting For, Right?

Color eInk screens are here

Nov 8 2010, 7:54am CST | by

10 Updates
Color eInk Screens are what eReaders have been Waiting For, Right?
 
 

Comments

Full Story

Color eInk Screens are what eReaders have been Waiting For, Right?

The print newspaper and magazine industry has been hit hard with the glut of consumers that now get their news directly from the web rather than from papers and magazines. At the same time subscriber numbers are shrinking, the print publication industry is seeing advertising money dry up as well. There are many giants in the newspaper industry and magazine publishers that think digital readers are the answer to their hopes.

The problem with the current crop of eReaders is that they are black and white only and readers of magazines want color so they can enjoy the photos and other content. A new color eInk screen has surfaced that may be just what the print industry has been waiting for. The screen will be seen for the first time at the FPD International show in Tokyo and will come from a Chinese firm who is the first to sell a device with a color screen.

The iPad and Nook color both use color screens, but those screens are LCDs like we find on smartphones and computers. The eInk screen is not an LCD and can still show color. The eInk screens have no backlight which makes them take much less power to operate and they are easier to read in direct sunlight than similar LCDs. The company that will be unveiling the new color eInk screen is called Hanvon and the company is the largest in the Chinese eReader market with 78% share.

The eReader the firm is unveiling has a 9.68-inch color screen and the device will ship in March for the equivalent of $440 and it has WiFi and 3G connectivity. Hanvon says that the color eReader is not meant to be an iPad competitor and is merely an eReader along the lines of the Kindle.

Will this color tech save the print publications market? No. The basic flaw with those in the print publication market is that they seem to think readers will pay whatever they tell us to for their news and that simply is not the case. So far, the average digital publication costs as much or more than the same print publication and most consumers simply won’t pay that. We all know a digital publication is much cheaper than the print version that has printing and delivery costs associated, yet some publishers want us to pay more. Digital reading fans just aren't interested in subsidizing failing print publications.

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

4 Firms In Iskandar Malaysia Get Facilitation Fund Totalling RM16.2 Million

Source: Malaysia Today

MALAYSIA-WEATHER-FLOOD
(Bernama) – Four companies have received the facilitation fund amounting to RM16.2 million from TERAJU@Iskandar Malaysia in an information sharing programme on business opportunities and a ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 6 hours ago
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

Selangor’s Watergate about to explode

Source: Malaysia Today

LEBANON-SAMAHA-AZMI BISHARA-ISRAEL
Anwar brought Wan Azmi to meet Khalid to try to resolve this matter. Anwar supports the RM2.5 billion claim but Khalid is stubbornly sticking to the figure of RM250 m ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 1 day ago, 4:12am CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

GLCs told to provide RM7 billion to develop Bumiputera firms

Source: Malaysia Today

EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM - Day One
(The Malaysian Insider) – Putrajaya has directed government-linked companies (GLC) to generate RM7 billion in business opportunities for Bumiputera firms this year, Prime Minister Prime M ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today 1 week ago, 2:05am CDT
 

Update: 7

Rafizi shows proof of Putrajaya’s hand in contentious carpet-trader loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli today revealed documents to prove Putrajaya interfered in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan to ‎controversial businessman Deepak Ja ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 16 2014, 2:16am CDT
 

Update: 6

PAS MP claims Bank Rakyat loaned carpet-trader RM215m, interest free

Source: Malaysia Today

(Malay Mail Online) – Controversial businessman Deepak Jaikishan (pic) was given a whopping RM215 million interest-free loan from state-owned Bank Rakyat, a PAS lawmaker alleged today, despite Putrajaya’s claims othe ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jul 14 2014, 5:52am CDT
 

Update: 5

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement over the ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 

Update: 4

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhta ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

Update: 3

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 2

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

"GOLDEN ASIA" Tokyo Premiere Press Conference
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz examines the... READ MOR ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 1

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest following inter ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Taylor Swift is Pretty Busy Nowadays
Taylor Swift is Pretty Busy Nowadays
The country megastar, Taylor Swift is pretty busy nowadays. Besides dishing out online advice, she has been rehearsing for a musical session with Lorde at a festival which will take place soon.
 
 
&#039;Duck Dynasty&#039; Camo Clothing brings lawsuit for A&amp;E
'Duck Dynasty' Camo Clothing brings lawsuit for A&E
Si Robertson's favorite color has set off a trademark lawsuit.
 
 
Pauley Perrette lands in hospital after severe allergic reaction to hair dye
Pauley Perrette lands in hospital after severe allergic reaction to hair dye
The actress, who’s naturally blond, said she’d been battling increasing allergic symptoms to the beauty product for about a year.
 
 
Kris Jenner Releasing A Kardashian Collection Family Cookbook!
Kris Jenner Releasing A Kardashian Collection Family Cookbook!
In the Kitchen with Kris: A Kollection of Kardashian-Jenner Family Favorites will hit shelves in October
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind


Read more about The Geek Mind.