Thursday, March 26, 2009

Fujitsu start selling the world's first device for reading electronic books with color display

Company Fujitsu Frontech Limited and Fujitsu Laboratories Limited announced the commencement of sales of the world's first dedicated device for reading electronic books, equipped with a color display, which uses technology Electronic Paper(e-paper).

Screen Size FLEPia equal to eight-inch (123.6 x 164.8 mm), its solution is 768h1024 pixels. Display of the e-paper is capable of displaying 260,000 colors. At the same time on redrawing the page it should be eight seconds. Sacrificing the number of colors, you can reduce the time of moving - with 4096 colors, it is five seconds, and with 64 colors is reduced to 1.8 seconds.

The device has a built-in Adapters Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b/g and Bluetooth Ver2.0 + EDR. There are wired and connected to the PC via USB 2.0. The book supports the SD format memory cards up to 4 GB. Continuous operation time product the company estimates at the forty-hours (2400 pages showing a 64-color mode and you change the image once per minute). The device dimensions 158 x 240 x 12.5 mm weighs 385 g.

Path FLEPia to consumers was not fast - the first details of this formulation appeared almost two years ago and last summer it became known that the product is almost ready to enter the market.

Now a device called FLEPia available to Japanese customers, visiting the online store FrontechDirect, and, since April, it will appear in the usual outlets (while, however, is also Japanese - information about early sales in the markets of other countries do not). E-book price is approximately equal to $ 1015.