Bye-bye Kindle, E-Reader Screens Coming For Netbooks
Netbook makers will soon play a larger role in the e-reader market if start-up Pixel Qi has anything to say about it. The company, founded by former One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) CTO Mary Lou Jepsen, has presented engineering samples of its first screen product at Computex.
The first Pixel Qi product, called 3qi, is a 10.1-inch netbook screen designed to work in three modes: a black-and-white e-ink mode for reading text documents and e-books, and two color modes, designed for use indoors or in bright sunlight, that are more suitable for Web surfing and video playback.
The screens should be in netbooks and on store shelves by the end of this year. Full details.
-- Dan Nystedt and Martyn Williams