Originally Posted by solipsism
I was reading about that and thinking back to this thread.
Is anything currently using them now? Apple is often first to use a tech, just first to go all in and make it the new standard. Do you think this is viable for the iDevices being released starting next summer? What about for the mythical tablet since you mention ePaper? What are the drawback?
Go to YouTube and search Pixel Qi
There are quite a few videos. There are demos, discussions about manufacturing, costs and side-by-side comparisons with Kindle and a $2,000 laptop.
Some points covered:
-- their screen concept is based on what was used in the OLPC
-- they bought a bunch of Acer laptops and drop-in replaced the Acer LCD screen with their 1st batch of screens of a test run production line
-- they claim they can ramp up to volume production in 6 months (OLED technology has been around for 20 years and requires special new production facilities)
-- they plan to support DYI drop-in replacement of existing LCDs
-- they suggest that the cost of a netbook class computer will be $200 for the whole computer including their display