CES: Hanvon

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Editor’s Note: I thought that I published this post in January 2011, but it was listed as a draft when I found it today. It is over  year old but I am posting it anyway.

Hanvon had a bunch of ereaders at CES, but the 2 that you’re dying to see are the new 9.7″ color ereader and the new 9.7″ high resolution ereader. I got my hands on both.

They were both engineering samples and there isn’t a definite release date for either. I know some sites are reporting that the e920 (grayscale) would be out in June but that’s not what I was told.

Also, since they were engineering samples I didn’t try to play with the features much; they’re going to change as the design matures.

I’m not impressed with the color screen and I’m really beginning to wonder if color is worth it. E-ink will always be at a disadvantage; LCDs can do it so much better and faster.

Next we have the new high resolution screen that Hanvon announced a few days ago. I really couldn’t tell the difference between the 6″ (at 167 ppi) and the 9.7″ (at 200 ppi). But, the previous 9.7″ screen had a resolution of 1200×864, which meant it had about 150ppi. The new screen is a 33% increase.

I couldn’t get them to let me move it so I could shoot a video, unfortunately.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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