quote: Ereaders are as good as they'll get for now—at least, in regards to the displays used in them, as E Ink (the company which supplies displays to Amazon and Barnes & Noble) told CNet not to expect anything this year.
Sri Peruvemba, the vice president of global sales and marketing at E Ink, told CNet "we're generally on a two-year cycle with our e-ink technology," and that the only change we should expect to see in ereaders this year is faster processors, and quicker refresh rate of the E Ink Pearl displays. Next year is when the fun and games—literally—will start, as the panels are expected to be capable of running video.
Pretty happy with my Kindle 2. I considered selling it and getting the 3, only because it is a bit smaller. The Kindle App on my Iphone also shows me the benefits to having the page number. I will definitely hold off now and see what comes out in 2012. I wonder if that is why we haven't heard much in the way of a 4 coming out this summer.
Not to interested in video though. Anything worth watching, I have my Iphone. The idea of a video on that grey screen is not appealing in the least.
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I will have to look for the article, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that the new e-readers will have both a backlit screen like the ipad as well as an e-ink screen. It will convert from one type to another depending on the activity. I don't know how that would work but I hope they can pull it off.
edit: I think I found it. It isn't a screen that switched, it is a color LCD that doesn't have much glare in sunlight. It is a tablet, it is coming out later this year, and it will have a fully featured app store. Here is the article: