Kyocera KY-O1L is a phone with a 2.8 inch ePaper display (for Japan)

A handful of phone makers have released dual-screen devices with color screens on one side and monochrome E Ink displays on the other. Kyocera’s latest phone goes all in on the black and white screen. The KY-O1L is a tiny phone with a 2.8 inch, 480 x 600 pixel electronic paper display. The whole phone measures […]

Pervasive Displays launches 12.2 inch color ePaper display… but probably not for eReaders or tablets

A small, but vocal, group of folks have been clamoring for color eReaders for years, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon. Sure, Amazon and a few other companies continue to crank out both entry-level eReaders and high-end models with premium specs, but they all tend to have grayscale displays. But […]

E Ink architecture: San Diego airport installs 2,000 Prism screens outdoors

E Ink’s display technology is often found in eReaders and sometimes used in digital signage and other items, like smartphones and laptops. But a few years ago the company introduced a new large format solution called Prism that was designed for architecture and design projects. Now E Ink has announced that the San Diego International […]

Will Meizu’s Pro 7 smartphone have a small E Ink display on back? Update: or maybe a color screen

Over the past few years we’ve seen a couple of smartphones with a color screen on front and an E Ink display on back, but none have been made by particularly well known phone makers. Meanwhile, LG has developed a line of smartphones with a different sort of dual-display setup: the LG V10 and V20 […]

Vernee Thor E is a budget phone with fake E Ink mode for longer battery life

E Ink displays are easier to read outdoors than full-color LCD or OLED displays, and they use less power. But they have slower screen refresh rates, which is why you often find E Ink screens in eBook readers, but rarely in smartphones. But Chinese phone maker Vernee has a phone with a fake E Ink mode […]

Sony and E Ink announce electronic display partnership

Sony was one of the first big name companies to launch an electronic book reader featuring an E Ink display. While Amazon’s Kindle products have come to dominate that space, Sony continues to offer some of the most interesting E Ink products, including the company’s “Digital Paper” device which features a 13.3 inch electronic paper […]