In place of the power-hungry color TFT LCDs found in nearly all mobile phones today, the Motofone sports a monochromatic "electrophoretic" display (EPD) dubbed "ClearVision." Sometimes referred to as "electronic paper displays," EPDs feature sunlight readability comparable to newsprint, yet require no power to hold an image, once set.
According to BetaNews, the Motofone's ClearVision EPD is sourced from E-Ink, which offers a Linux-based EPD development kit (pictured at right). An E-Ink EPD display was previously used in a Linux-based ebook reader from iRex.
Motorola Motofone F3 - Linux phone with electronic paper display
Posted on Saturday, Dec 02 2006 @ 15:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck