Pixel Qi is getting ready to show off its 3qi transflective displays at CES. Founder Mary Lou Jepsen says the first 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel screens are already in production, so all we’re waiting for now are the announcements from companies that will be launching devices using the screens. And first up, we have Notion Ink.

SlashGear got the skinny on an upcoming Notion Ink tablet that runs Google’s Android operating system. The machine will use the NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset which means it will be able to play 1080p HD video while minimizing overall power consumption. And it will have a Pixel Qi display which operates in two modes: Fully saturated color mode and high contrast, grayscale ePaper mode. The ePaper mode allows the computer to save energy and to be easily readable outdoors.

In other words, thanks to the Pixel Qi display and ARM-based processor, you could essentially treat the unnamed Notion Ink tablet like an eBook reader some of the time, and a fully functional computer (without a physical keyboard or desktop operating system) the rest of the time. Notion Ink says the device will run for up to 8 hours of continuous HD video playback or 16 hours of web surfing over WiFi.

The tablet will support WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G wireless connections as well as GPS. It measures 9.8″ x 6.3″ x 0.6″ and weighs 1.7 pounds. The tablet comes with 16GB or 32GB of onboard flash storage and it has USB, HDMI, mic, headphone, and SD card slots for expansion and peripherals. It also has a 3MP webcam.

Notion Ink is expected to show off the tablet at CES. There’s no word on a launch date or price yet.

You can find more photos at SlashGear.

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3 replies on “Notion Ink Android tablet will ship with a Pixel Qi display”

  1. I think these Pixel Qi displays are very important.

    Imagine this computer. Pixel Qi display with ePaper and Color display with touch that placed on a hinge that spins allowing the netbook to turn into a touch pad. Now imagine sliding ‘that’ screen to the left and pulling a second color screen to the right making a dual screen machine.

    You get the best of all possible worlds : touch, color display, ePaper display, dual screen netbook and tablet form factor. That’s the future.

    I will be looking very hard at Pixel Qi over the next year. The combination of power using color and power saving b/w eInk is an idea that had to happen since battery tech is just not moving forward.

    1. Heck, just try having a 12-inch Pixel Qi Screen tablet and a separate device that is a 14-inch Color E Ink Display — all at an affordable price. These devices need not at all be connected to each other : )

      There is wicked potential for either device as they are nearly interchangeable. The price of E Ink NEEDS to come down as it has so much educational potential (in larger displays), I think.

      What’s insane to me is how close we are to such a future … Whoa!

      Brad, please speed up the hands of time!

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