E Ink announced it's sampling new eReader displays, including the first color e-paper and two touch solutions, one of them being a capacitive touchscreen and the other an electromagnetic one.
E Ink has recently launched two EPDs, one of them being a capacitive touch solution and the other an electromagnetic one, Liu said. The EPDs are currently being validated by clients, and the company expects products featuring the new panels will hit the market by the end of 2010 or at the beginning of 2011, he said.
As for color EPD, China-based vendor Hanvon has adopted its color EPD and is scheduled to launch e-book readers using the color EPD in the fourth quarter, Liu said. The e-book reader panel adopts E Ink's latest Pearl EPD with color filter (CF), and it will have better response time and reflection, Liu explained, adding that E Ink expects color e-book readers to account for 10% of the global e-book reader market in 2011.