updated 05:00 pm EST, Tue December 20, 2005
Wireless reader tablet
iRex Technologies today announced that it has developed a that it calls "Iliad," based on a high-contrast "electronic paper" display technology display technology from E Ink. The company claims that the e-reader can be viewed outdoors in sunshine, as well as in the shade. The device allows users to write comments and mark or underline sections to provide a paper-like experience, according to a report from the EE Times. The Iliad features an 8.1-inch display with a 16-level grayscale and utilizes a touch-screen to capture user input. Iliad is iRex's first-generation electronic reader product, and is expected to be available in April of 2006 (pricing was unavailable).