E-ink display on a cell phone

by edwin - on October 23rd, 2008

Most cell phones these days come with a decent sized display, and they also feature the ability to display up to a whopping 16 million colors – never mind the fact that your eyes won’t be able to take in all that colors in one go on such a small viewing real estate anyways. Which is why it is strange to see someone come up with this cell phone concept that uses an e-ink display instead, so you’ll be thrown back to the world of black and white instead of Technicolor. Well, on the bright side, e-ink displays are great in preserving the battery life of your device, but can you really make do with a monochrome screen these days? I guess foolishness extends even to concepts as well, depending on how you look at it.

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0 thoughts on “E-ink display on a cell phone”

  1. adam says:

    Motorola makes a fantastic basic phone with an e-ink display (motofone f3). I’ve been using one for a couple months. The display is very easy to read in all conditions — especially (not except) direct sunlight.

    When color screens first hit the market (think Palm III days), one big advantage over the monochrome displays was a high contrast. I wouldn’t be surprised to see E-ink trump low-quality color screens in low-cost products.

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