Taking about color e-paper, it seems I’ve been left out from the news while we are focusing on delivering news on the never-ending sprouts of new tablet device. The development of e-Paper technology has finally arrived at a state where the e-paper can support both direct note-taking in colorful display mode, not only something that you can only read like Kindle.
Bridgestone, the Japanese well known tire company has just rolled out their new e-paper device called AeroBee that the size of A4 paper. It’s still a prototype and it was demoed in this year’s Display 2011 trade show. This AeroBee prototype is supporting up to 800 x 600 resolution, and has been claimed to be the most power efficient e-paper in the world. Also, it can display up to 4,096 colors and thanks to it’s 75 dpi pixel, the display looks just as normal as a real paper.
What’s more interesting is that you can take notes directy on the e-paper, making this AeroBee an eco-friendly device where you can do your drawing concept without actually discarding any real paper. The only downside is that it takes about 1.3 seconds to refresh the page instead of instantly.
Bridgestone also has planned to slate a bigger A3 sized AeroBee some time in the future. This A3 size is equal to 21-inch display that looks just like a big erasable canvas to pour your idea in.