I can’t imagine that this stuff is cost-effective right now, but in a couple years? Damn, I might just buy me a Kindle 5. The writing bit could be handy, but its direct input method (just giving the magnetized powder a green light at point of contact, looks like) suggests to me that it may not be able to store that writing. Pure speculation on my part.
Video inside. Looks sweet. → Read More
The Kindle 2 is hot in the US, but in Japan color e-paper is the major topic in the blogosphere. The black and white Sony e-reader was a gigantic flop and Amazon Japan hasn’t said yet if it will sell the Kindle here in Nippon.
Fujitsu will attempt to fill the void by offering its FLEPia color e-book (pictured) next month, but now Ricoh claims it has developed a technology that makes it possible… → Read More
Fujitsu Frontech, Tokyo-based subsidiary of the Fujitsu group, plans to sell its FLEPia, an e-reader using color e-paper, to mass consumers this fall. The exact launch date is yet unknown. According to Japan’s leading business newspaper Nikkei [registration required], Fujitsu will initially offer the A4 version only (210×304×12mm). They didn’t say if the A5 device will follow. The… → Read More