The Bookeen research and development team is working on overdrive these days trying to regain some prominence in the e-reader arena. Most of their current gen e-readers are expensive and rather outdated compared to the low price and value of the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and others. Today in an attempt to stay relevant with the times, they showed off a new e-ink panel that plays high frame rate video!
The current prototype utilizes e-Ink Holdings Pearl based screen technology. It also is running on a solid Intel Cortex A8 processor. You will notice from the video that the refresh rate is the fastest we have ever seen in an e-ink display.
Although we will not see this technology in an e-reader anytime soon, Bookeen informed us that this video destroys the battery life and will only give you 3 or 4 hours of video playing.