Next generation e-Ink screen slated for release later this year

This story from Infoworld previews a significant development in the popular e-Ink screen technology that’s used in most of today’s dedicated ebook readers such as the Amazon Kindle and the iRex Iliad.
The display could allow users to annotate pages in electronic books, make amendments to documents, and erase parts of the page with as much ease as using a real pen and paper.

It was developed by E-Ink, Taiwan’s Prime View International, and Japan’s Seiko Epson and combines a conventional electronic paper display with a touch panel and a newly developed control chip which provides the screen with up to four times the resolution of current “writable” e-paper devices and much faster performance. Read the full story here.

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