There'll Be No New E-Ink Displays For the Kindle and Other Ereaders This Year

Ereaders are as good as they'll get for now—at least, in regards to the displays used in them, as E Ink (the company which supplies displays to Amazon and Barnes & Noble) told CNet not to expect anything this year.

Sri Peruvemba, the vice president of global sales and marketing at E Ink, told CNet "we're generally on a two-year cycle with our e-ink technology," and that the only change we should expect to see in ereaders this year is faster processors, and quicker refresh rate of the E Ink Pearl displays. Next year is when the fun and games—literally—will start, as the panels are expected to be capable of running video.

This is only bad news for those who wanted a fancy new ereader this year—if you were hankering after a Kindle tablet with a color E Ink LCD screen, well, you may be in luck there. [CNet]

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heroineworshipper

Rest in peace. E-Ink always looked like a fad, ever since the 1st Sony products came out. Without a solution to the slow refresh rate & color, it's never going to be as economical as an LCD to spend all that money on something just just shows static text.