Bookeen has been tempting us recently with some videos demonstrating their breakthroughs in e-ink technology. The last one we saw showed some cute animated bunny rabbits. Their latest video is much more provocative. Today we have real time web browsing on a Pearl e-ink display.
Many e-reader companies that provide a truly e-ink experience such as the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and Pocketbook e-readers suffer from the frame-rate issues that plague current generation technology. This latest video from Bookeen is truly impressive because it utilizes the same Pearl e-ink display found in the Kindle 3 and Sony PRS-650. Although the company did mention it used some custom hardware, it is really nothing that crazy.
Here is hoping Bookeen uses this technology in its next generation Cybook e-reader.
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.