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Fujitsu has announced its next-generation color e-paper, ushering in the possibility of lightweight color ebooks with long battery life and fast - well, tolerable - page-refresh rates. The announcement by Fujitsu Laboratories claims that the company's new e-paper has improved the display's color quality, plus tripled its …

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  1. John Smith 19 Gold badge
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    Better

    Not brilliant. Not perfect. But perhaps the start. of some actual competition.

    So far *only* kindle breaks the 10mm barrier IE the thickness of an 80 sheet pad of A4 paper.

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    2. John Parker
      Stop

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      PRS-505 specifications

      * Size: 175 × 122 × 8 mm (6.9" × 4.8" × 0.3")

      2mm less

  2. Torben Mogensen

    Mirasol

    I think Qualcom's Mirasol technology looks better. See http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/qualcomm-mirasol-display-video-hands-on-in-glorious-1080p/

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    On the right track

    Seems that they doing it right to me.

    Not quite there yet, but getting there.

    So keep it up, people !

  4. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

    Might be usable

    I'd be interested in trying out a device like this for a while. It could be useful for travel.

    Judging from the images in the story, I'd guess color images are roughly equivalent to what you'd get in a book printed on non-glossy paper; so not up to the quality of a good textbook or a glossy periodical, but fine for casual illustrations in novels, color diagrams and graphs, and so forth.

    Rather than a 1024x768 screen with a 0.7s refresh time, I'd like to see 800x600, which (assuming refresh time is proportional to area) should refresh in under half a second. The Foxit eSlick has an 800x600 screen, and judging from their photos that looks suitable for my tastes.

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