First look at Hanvon’s new color e-reader

So Hanvon announced their ereader yesterday the FBD 2010 trade show, and like almost all the tech blogs I had to work off the press release and stock photos (I hate that). But I kept an eye out, and here are some of the photos shot at the tradeshow.

You can click on all the images to see a larger size.

The lead photo is from QQ, and the rest are from Netbook News, which even got a look at the spec sheet:

  • Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 processor
  • 9.68? 800 x 600 pixels
  • 4,096 colors
  • 2GB flash memory
  • 128 / 256MB RAM
  • microSD card slot
  • USB 2.0 host
  • mini USB (charging)
  • 3.5mm audio  jack
  • built-in mic
  • 2 stereo speakers
  • 802.11b/g WiFi with optional 3G (EVO / WCDMA / TD)
  • supported formats – TXT, HTML, HTXT, PDF, DOC, XLS, PPT, EPUB, HEB, JPG, BMP, TIF, GIF, MP3, WAV and WMA.

I'm skipping most of the pictures becuase many were ruined by glare from overhead lights. But luckily for us, NN took a few minutes to get a good look at the new screen. They weren't impressed with the colors (they looked washed out). And they also were disappointed by the screen resolution. This last is a good point; 800x600 is low on a 10" screen.

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9 Comments

  1. Mike Cane10 November, 2010

    Hmph, compared to Kindle DXG:

    9.7″ diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display, 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi

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  2. Stefano10 November, 2010

    Hey, where are the colours? 😐

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  3. Andrys10 November, 2010

    That first one reminds me of the old hand-painted color photos…

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  4. Miss P10 November, 2010

    I can’t see color at all either. Am I finally going blind?

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    1. Nate the great10 November, 2010

      It’s washed out, but it’s there. Zoom in.

      Reply
  5. Mario10 November, 2010

    Resolution is low becouse they use filter on top of ordinary e-ink screen, but in this case, you need 3 capsule’s to form one color pixel so at first I expected 3 times lower resolution from one seen in black & white products.

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  6. Format C:11 November, 2010

    256 levels of gray between a pure white background and a pure black foreground make a e-paper display which is better than every color device you can dream of….

    Reply
  7. […] screen resolution is going to be rather low (800×600), and screen refresh isn’t very fast, but then again it’s going to cost less than the […]

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  8. […] Color is based on the newly available color E-ink screen, which was first shown off at CES 2011 (specs). It’s using a 9.7″ screen, to be exact, and it’s the same size screen as the […]

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