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LG.Philips develops high-res A4 e-paper

updated 12:55 pm EST, Thu January 3, 2008

New LG.Philips A4 e-paper

The joint company LG.Philips LCD says it has developed a new type of e-paper display, one which is claimed to be the best in its class. Although built in the standard A4 paper size, measuring 14.3 inches diagonally -- a format LG.Philips has already explored -- the new display is unusual in that it has a maximum resolution of 1280x800, slightly above the 720p HD ratio. It also has an abnormally high range of colors, extending to 16.7 million versus the frequently low-color or monochrome displays of e-book readers such as the Amazon Kindle.

As with many e-paper displays the new one is flexible enough to be rolled up, but in this case retains a full 180 degrees of viewing area. LG.Philips will be demonstrating the technology at next week's CES expo, starting January 7th. No retail products have been attached so far.

by MacNN Staff



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