There are a number of companies currently developing a secondary e-paper screen for their smartphones and and there are a number of startups and established players thinking about crafting their own solution. Things are going to get a bit easier on the R&D front because E-Ink has just unveiled a new 2.9 inch ultra-thin display.
I am not surprised that e-Ink has developed their own secondary screen since its hard to discount the success the Popslate 2 has attained. The company has raised over one million dollars in the last few months.
The new e-Ink display does not need built-in batteries and instead relies on NFC (near field communication) system’s driving for power supply and transmitting data and images.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.