You'll be forgiven for just glazing over during CES
and ignoring all those ebook readers that were raining down
, but Liquavista
's attempt at marrying the endurance of e-paper with the desirability of color is well worth another look
. The company has now furnished its LiquavistaColor dev kit with a QWERTY keyboard and also recruited Texas Instruments into the fold, whose OMAP system-on-a-chip is doing the grunt work under the hood. The video after the break indicates that touchscreen interaction is also planned, but the most impressive thing has to be the total lack of any redrawing pauses, which may be the considered the biggest drawback
to the many E Ink
devices out there. For the more conventional monochromatic crowd, we've also grabbed video of the LiquavistaBright, which replicates the rapid refresh skills, but omits the keyboard and OMAP in favor of a more compact form factor and Freescale iMX5x hardware.
Slide past the break to see it all.