ComputerWorld reports Delta Electronics is working on a 13.1" color touchscreen eReader and an 8.1" monochrome touchscreen device. These units are based on e-paper technology from Bridgestone, they are expected to become available by late Q2 2010.
In a demonstration, Lee used a stylus to manipulate the 13.1-inch color screen, which had a speedy refresh rate - much faster than e-readers on the market, which often take a pause before changing pages. The speedy refresh rate is one reason she believes Bridgestone's color e-paper technology offers an advantage for multimedia content.
She declined to talk about pricing on either device, saying that they will likely be bundled in content deals whereby customers pay for a two-year newspaper subscription, for example, and then get the e-reader at a discount to the actual cost of the hardware. The business model will be similar to that used to sell mobile phones, she said.