Boyue Teases a Dual-Sided 8″ LCD/E-ink Tablet
Do you like the idea of Yota Devices’s dual-screen smartphone but feel that a 5.5″ screen is too small? Then I have just the thing.
The Chinese gadget maker Boyue is now showing a concept design for a hybrid 8″ ereader on its website. They haven’t released any specs and I’m not entirely sure it will ever see the light of day, but I still want to laud Boyue for for being either bold enough or crazy enough to come up with this:
The Boyue D81 features an 8″ IPS display on its front and an 8″ E-ink display on the back, and if it is ever built it will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on a quad-core CPU. It will probably also cost a lot of money, somewhere in the neighborhood of $300 (by my guesstimate).
I don’t know that Boyue has worked on a dual screen design before, but they have developed a couple Android tablet as well as a couple ereaders which run Android. So even though this device presents twice as many technical issues as a single screen tablet, it’s entirely possible that they could pull it off.
I’m going to go start bugging them for a review unit. Yes, I know it doesn’t exist but sometimes it pays to get an early start.