Color Touch-Sensitive Ereader Screens Coming This Year, Sez Kindle Supplier

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The company that supplies Amazon with its Kindle displays is working on touchscreen electrophoretic panels according to Digitimes. This doesn't necessarily mean Amazon will be using them, considering their recent snap-up of Touchco.

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Scott Liu, chairman of PVI (which bought e-ink mid last year) reckons their color pressure-sensitive touchscreen EPDs will support animation this year, hinting at the possibility of being able to do more with e-ink than read books. Full of grandiose plans, Liu also hinted at flexible EPDs using TFT LCD components—something we've already looked at previously. [Digitimes]

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The problem I had with the Kindle 2 (bought and sold it) is that it was conducive to only ONE kind of reading: books. While I love reading and was excited to do all my reading on the Kindle, I still used my computer for other kinds of reading (blogs, online newspapers etc) and physical paper for magazines, comics, etc.. I came to the conclusion that an eReader needs to be color to truly be an all-around reading device. Looks like this is a step in the right direction.