The Yotaphone has the dubious distinction of being the first one to have e-ink on one side and a full LCD on the other. The first generation model suffered from a non-responsive e-ink screen and fairly woeful specs. The second generation model which is fairly new added a touchscreen and beefier specs. It has only been available in the United Kingdom so far and is coming to the US, but with a catch.
In an interview with PhoneScoop, the company’s Matthew Kelly said that the e-ink display-toting device will be made available to backers on Indiegogo. Backers will likely get some sort of discount or be put at the front of the line. There is no retail distribution deal yet, but ideally if the crowd campaign, likely the telecoms will come a knocking.
The YotaPhone is expensive, like really pricey. It currently costs £600 or over $900 US. Be prepared to spend come serious cash if you want to be an early adopter.
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.