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Front-lit Colour eInk Reader announced - frogplate - 13 Nov 2012 11:42 PM

PocketBook have announced a front-lit colour eInk reader. The device is planned to have a 4,096 colour touch screen but isn't due to arrive until June 2013.

I very much doubt we will see this ereader in the UK, but it gives some indication of when the next major step in this technology will appear. There is also no indication of the contrast ratio the display will be able to deliver.


RE: Front-lit Colour eInk Reader announced - jzmc1 - 14 Nov 2012 09:21 AM

very much looking forward to seeing what this will be like - thanks for the info


RE: Front-lit Colour eInk Reader announced - alexroddie - 14 Nov 2012 09:35 AM

Brilliant--here is the future of digital display technology! It will take years, but at the end of the process we will have a full colour screen with high definition and a fast refresh rate, capable of being viewed in direct sunlight and complete darkness. It will be vastly more power efficient than current LCD or AMOLED panels and will revolutionise computing (and ereading!)


RE: Front-lit Colour eInk Reader announced - Lou - 14 Nov 2012 09:50 AM

Certainly looks very nice. I'm wondering if Amazon have missed a trick with the Triton screen. It's been around for a while now, but nobody has released a production eReader thus far.


RE: Front-lit Colour eInk Reader announced - frogplate - 14 Nov 2012 01:14 PM

There does appear to be one colour ereader with a first generation Triton display in production - the Ectaco jetBook Color. However the reviews suggest that the colours are less than vibrant.

It is not clear whether the second generation display is actually the same as the original but with front-lighting added. However as the Paperwhite has shown this can dramatically improve the contrast.