Today in Beijing, China during the Digital Publishing Expo, Fujitsu showed off new color e-paper that will provide over 4,096 colors! More advanced color e-readers might just be around the corner.
This new technology uses cholesteric liquid crystals that are very different from the traditional LCD used in many tablets. CLC does not use polarizing plates, reflecting plates, color filters, or even back lights to make the picture visable. This obviously cuts down on the bulk factor and makes it both lighter and cheaper to produce.
The current build machine testing the new e-paper runs on a Linux based operating system and only weighs 220g. The color and resolution is amazing, showing off 4,096 colors with 157 DPI. All of this is using a very lightweight 8 inch screen to show off the vibrancy.
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