When Amazon introduced the Kindle in 2007, Fujitsu started showcasing the first version of its own e-book reader, the so-called FLEPia. Back then, Fujitsu marketed the FLEPia as the world’s first such device displaying pages in color. We covered the device a few times until it actually went on sale in Japan with a $1,200 price tag [JP] last year. → 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
Pictures and rumors of FLEPia, a color ebook mady by Fujitsu, have been floating around the web for around 2 years now. Last October, we saw a working prototype during the CEATEC electronics exhibition in Chiba, Japan and were impressed.
Today, half a year later, Fujitsu announced the release date in Japan and price for the device (press release in English). And it turns out to be a very… → Read More
http://blip.tv/play/ih_Q6jmJ5FQ Fujitsu‘s booth at this year’s CEATEC is not really the most spectacular one but they are showcasing their Amazon Kindle competitor FLEPIa, an e-reader, which uses color e-paper. It looks awesome. I blogged about the FLEPIa before, but the video above should give you a better idea on how good the display really is. The picture above shows the smaller… → 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