Fujitsu Bringing Color eBooks

By Butterboom Writers  /  October 12, 2007

Another nail in the paper coffin.

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Fujitsu is getting into the eBook or eReader fight with these amazing new COLOR models. Sony has the current black and white eBook reader which is great, the screen is not like your laptop so it doesn’t flicker and hurt your eyes, using new advances in liquid crystal display they are able to get the text to look like its on a piece of paper. More from Gizmag:

Fujitsu has displayed the latest incarnation of its electronic paper products at CEATEC in Japan. Having previously unveiled flexible color e-paper, this year the company has changed the form factor into an “e-reader” – a prototype content browser the size of an A5 sheet of paper that’s lightweight, extremely portable and features a high-contrast, easy to read 4,096 color display with very long (up to 50 hours) battery life due to its ability to hold an image once it is displayed without drawing on any power.

The key advantage of the e-paper format is its ability to mimic the convenience of the traditional paper medium while requiring little power and incorporating the storage advantages of digital hardware like portable computers. Sony has just released the upgraded second version of its “Reader” digital book – a compact, black and white viewing platform that holds up to 160 full novels around at any time. Fujistu’s e-reader shown at CEATEC, labeled the FLEPia “Ubiquitous Content Browser”, can store the equivalent of one year’s worth of newspapers (allowing for 10mb per day with images) when using a 4GB SD card, or around 5000 books.

We were excited when the Sony version was announced but a full-color one will really change the way we read. Imagine having a years worth of Playboys or Vogues on a single SD card and you can take and read wherever you want.

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