Sunday, January 09, 2011

Hanvon brings E920, world's first color E Ink reader, to CES, we go hands-on (video)

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/09/hanvon-brings-e920-worlds-first-color-e-ink-reader-to-ces-we/

The chasm between monochromatic e-readers and color LCD-based tablets is being filled by Hanvon with this here Wisereader E920 device. It features the famed 9.7-inch color E Ink panel, the first of its kind, and offers the rather spectacular resolution of 1200 x 1600. That amounts to a pixel density of 200dpi, we're told, and other good news include a MicroSD card slot, standby time of 15 days, and the ability to churn through 10,000 pages before needing a recharge. Sadly, there's plenty of bad news here too: the E920's colors are muted and not really on par with what you'd expect from even a mediocre LCD, refresh rates are pretty glacial, and the touchscreen functionality is of the resistive kind, meaning you'll have to resort to using the integrated stylus for navigation. The biggest downer, though, is that China won't be getting this e-reader until May while US availability is promised "by June." That's a long time to wait for a $500-ish slate. Video after the break.

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