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Color and video coming to Kindle? Partner shows new screens

Posted by admin on March 27, 2010

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We predicted color screens for the Kindle one month ago and you can see them now in action in this video:

Taiwan-based Prime View International, which last year acquired e-Ink, a top vendor of electronic paper displays, displayed 6-inch and 9.7-inch color e-reader screens at a trade show in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen.

PVI has shown its color-screen technology to buyers of its displays including Amazon and Barnes & Noble, PVI spokeswoman said. But she declined to comment on whether Amazon planned to use the screens in the Kindle.

PVI has supplied partners with a small number of the screens and predicts the mass production of products using them will start this year, a company statement said. PVI will start mass producing the color screens themselves in the fourth quarter, the spokeswoman said.

PVI also displayed three kinds of e-reader touch screens and two flexible e-reader screens. The touch screens would let users scribble notes into their e-books with a stylus or finger, while the flexible screens, made from plastic rather than glass, would make e-reader screens lighter and harder to break when dropped.

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