E-ink just put out a press release on thee new screen they developed to replace Vizplex. It's called Pearl, and the Kindle DX will be the first ereader to use it. How much do you want to bet the Kindle rumors we've heard are true, and that the K3 will use this screen?
E Ink® Corporation, the leading developer and marketer of electronic paper display technology, today announced the Q2 release of its next generation display technology, Pearl. With Pearl, E Ink expands the capabilities of reflective displays, bringing electronic paper performance to the next level. With the whitest reflective displays in the industry, and a contrast ratio now approximately 50 percent greater than today’s products, text on Pearl “pops” from the page, enabling a reading experience most similar to reading text on printed paper.
I was a little concerned that with all the new screen tech coming out this year E-ink might get trampled by the competition, but I don't think that will happen. It looks like they're not the type to rest on their laurels.
This is going to be an interesting year.