I didn’t expect this move from Amazon until the Kindle had a color screen and a touchscreen. Apparently, they’re going to open kindle up for developers. I’ve been hoping this kind of move will help developers to implement some more powerful education tools into the Kindle.
Anyone who knows me realizes how excited I am about reflective displays for computers, laptops, ereaders, phones, etc. I bought a Kindle and a Motorola F3 just because they use eInk.
I love the Marisol screen technology that I read about a month ago but rediscovered in the CES news this week.
Apparently, it reflects much better than the Pixel Qi screen.
The only problem with this demo is how bad it makes me want one of these screens.
I found a competitor, to the Pixel Qi screen before Mary Lou Jepsen was able to get a product out the door. It’s called Liquavista.
I have yet to see a product that is launching soon with any of these technologies, but I’m considering the Entourage Edge as a useful alternative. It provides an eink display and a color display in a book form factor.