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E Ink unveils JustWrite tech for writing on digital paper

E Ink is probably best known for making the black and white screens found in eReaders like the Amazon Kindle. But the company also makes color screens for digital signage (and some tablets/eBook devices), and its black and white screens sometimes show up in surprising places. So what’s next from E Ink? A new technology that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Onyx Boox Max 2 and Boox Note: Hands on with big screen E Ink slates

Onyx is one of only a handful of companies making devices with E Ink screens larger than 7 inches, and the company is bringing two new models to market next month. The Onyx Boox Note Pro features a 10.3 inch E Ink display, a quad-core processor, and a pressure-sensitive digital pen, while the Onyx Boox […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CLEARink’s color ePaper displays are sunlight viewable

It’s been a few years since we’ve seen anyone product s new color ePaper display for mobile devices, but startup CLEARink is hoping to bring its sunlight viewable color screens to market in early 2018. CLEARink showed off a set of prototypes at SID Display Week last month, where Charbax from ARMDdevices caught up with the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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QuirkLogic Quilla is a 42 inch E Ink digital whiteboard (and more)

QuirkLogic is showing off the first devices expected to ship with E Ink’s new 42 inch electronic paper display. It’s called the Quilla and QuirkLogic describes it as a Connected eWriter. Basically it’s a collaborative digital whiteboard for use in business settings. You can use a pen to write notes or draw diagrams on the […]