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Nook Color 2, Coming Soon?

Written on September 05, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Barnes & Noble is said to be working on a Nook Color 2, but with a catch....

According to TechCrunch, Barnes & Noble is working on a new version of its Nook Color that could be available sometime this September. However, Nook Color 2’s specs and features are currently thin on the ground — except that it is believed to have the same 7-inches display too. Regardless, there were reports that suppliers of components are ready to ship the device’s parts.

TPK Holdings is rumored to supply the eReader’s touch panels, and will be assembled by Inventec. There are also rumors that E Ink will provide the back plates of Nook Color 2. But if that would be the case, it could put an end to the Nook Color 2’s tablet potential. A color e-paper could jeopardize the option to get a custom Android ROM, though it could improve battery life. That said, owners of the current Nook Color may stay away from the next model.

Just stick it here at GADG for more updates on Nook Color 2.

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Color E Ink: Coming Soon

Written on November 09, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Hanvon Technology is ready to embrace the leaps and bounds of technology, as their Color E Ink reading device will be unveiled in this year's FPD International trade show in Japan. But what about Amazon?

Hanvon Technology is expected to unveil the fist Color E Ink reading device at the FPD International 2010 in Japan on November 10. The still un-named device sports a 9.6-inch Color E Ink display, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity. The Hanvon device is set to hit the market on March 2011, anchoring a price tag of $440. To this very day, E Ink technology has been solely in high-contrast against black and white. And with iPad’s growing popularity, it seems that others will need to adopt the new technology. Otherwise, they will become obsolete.

Amazon has been clinging to E Ink since it was unveiled, and while the company has plans to create one eventually, the colored Kindle is still far in horizon. Let’s just hope that the E Ink technology stirred conversation inside their headquarters. With Color E Ink out in the wild, colored e-readers are definitely here to stay.

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