The sparkling Pearl display will continue to be the latest and the best that E-Ink has to offer us, as the company has stated they have no new display developed for 2011 that is better than the Pearl.
“We’re generally on a two-year cycle with our e-ink technology,” said Sri Peruvemba, the Vice President of global sales and marketing at E-Ink, before also adding, “It takes some time to develop and test the next generation.”
So while E-Ink takes its time to come up with something that could replace the already formidable Pearl display, the best we can have this year is better devices that would utilize the Pearl to its full potential. There may be devices with better processing capabilities, which in turn will lead to faster refresh rates for the Pearl display. That scenario would be ideal, seeing as the Pearl display is already astounding, and anything that makes for a better reading experience with improved response times will be welcomed by us.
Another area where the Pearl screen might be seen getting into is in the realm of full motion video playback. However, here too there is the need of have in place the right technologies to make this a reality and its one more thing that might take some time to iron out the kinks.
Right now, the Pearl e-reader can be seen in action at the new gen Kindle and Sony e-readers.