E-Ink has almost become synonymous with e-book readers so that the majority of e-readers now doing business have their display based on the e-ink technology. Its not without reason as the benefits of an e-ink display are multiple. Like it offers excellent readability that’s almost as clear as print on a real paper while being extremely low demanding on the battery. The display is also as effortless to read indoors as it is out in bright sunlight. However, there has been only one drawback with e-ink technology so far – its lack of support for color displays.
And now, E Ink Holdings seems to have covered that up as well and it seems to have done the job well enough. E Ink Triton color ePaper, E Ink’s latest development in the field of e-paper display and one that can usher in a new revolution in the development of color e-readers besides of course adding that much needed dash of color.
About the benefits of the Triton display, it is now 16 levels of grayscale that the Triton can boast of, about 20 percent faster than current e-ink based products that has come our way while also being able to display thousands of colors. These apart, the usual strong points that one can associate with E Ink continues, like there is still the advantages of low power consumption, high contrast displays that is perfectly readable even in direct sunlight and so on.
“E Ink Triton is a response to market need for a color ePaper display that mimics the printed paper experience. Triton will compliment our monochrome product line to enable new markets.” said E Ink chaiman Scott Liu.
So the next thing we expect is a flurry of color e-reader launches based on Triton. Hanvon has already let known of their intentions of coming out with a color e-reader during March 2011, which is when Triton is expected to reach a stage of maturity. The next thing we would like to know is the price we will have to pay to have color e-readers.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email