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; 800×600 is low on a 10″ screen.
Mike Cane November 10, 2010 um 11:30 am
Hmph, compared to Kindle DXG:
9.7″ diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display, 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi
Stefano November 10, 2010 um 11:36 am
Hey, where are the colours? 😐
Andrys November 10, 2010 um 5:32 pm
That first one reminds me of the old hand-painted color photos…
Miss P November 10, 2010 um 6:33 pm
I can’t see color at all either. Am I finally going blind?
Nate the great November 10, 2010 um 6:53 pm
It’s washed out, but it’s there. Zoom in.
Mario November 10, 2010 um 11:53 pm
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.
Format C: November 11, 2010 um 11:15 am
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….
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