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Amazon to Jazz Up Kindle Display With E Ink

When Amazon debuted the Kindle, the company said it had been a multi-year effort to recreate the experience of reading a book in digital format with exacting detail. Of course, no element is more central to that experience than the display.

That's why Amazon is one of many firms that has partnered with E Ink, a maker of electronic paper display technologies. E Ink is now upgrading its Pearl product to improve contrast and the outdoor reading experience, and has signed on Amazon as its first customer. Enterprise Mobile Today has the details.


E-book display developer E Ink has introduced an update to its electronic paper display technology called Pearl, which the firm claims will offer 50 percent better contrast ratio and a better outdoor reading experience than current products.

The Pearl technology builds on the current generation of Vizplex designs used in e-readers like the Sony Reader, the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook, by increasing the contrast to provide sharper text and images on screen. The background has been improved from the relative flatness of a newspaper to a brightness more akin to a paperback book, according to E Ink, making it easier to read outdoors. All told, Pearl has 16 gray levels for producing sharper images and smoother tones.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:
Amazon Signs With E Ink for New, Brighter E-Reader Display