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Many companies came to Las Vegas this week to show off their high-end tablets, however a few companies, including Hanvon, brought along their latest e-book readers. Qualcomm helped show off Hanvon's C18, which Electronista had a chance to try out on the CES show floor.
Ectaco will ship its first color e-book reader in mid-January, and the device is now ready for pre-order. The Jetbook Color sports a 9.7-inch, 1600x1200 Triton Color E Ink touchscreen and a Wi-Fi connection. It's actually a re-brand of China's Hanvon reader that's available in Eastern Europe.
New IDC research showed that China has just managed to outgrow the US to become the world's largest PC market. The US will hold on to the lead for all of 2011, but China this spring just pushed past the US to claim 22 percent of all PCs shipped, 18.5 million, to the 21 percent (17.7 million) going to Americans. In the long term, researches saw China getting 21.8 percent for all of 2012 where the US would slip to 19.6 percent.
New data from Strategy Analytics suggested that even Microsoft had managed to ship more tablets than RIM in the spring. Windows 7 tablets made up 4.6 percent of the tablet space, or 697,000 devices, where RIM's 500,000 PlayBooks were only enough to give its platform 3.3 percent. RIM was larger as an individual manufacturer but couldn't claim an OS-level lead.
Steve Jobs' claims of Apple having 90 percent of the tablet market in 2010 weren't far off, IDC found on Thursday. It gave the iPad 83 percent of the tablet market in 2010. Apple's share was down to 73 percent in the fall, but only because of the then-new Galaxy Tab carving out 17 percent during its initial run.
Chinese color e-reader creator Hanvon will bring a new, more functional version of its Android tablets to market running on Android 2.2. The HPad A112 will be officially unveiled at CeBIT in March. The device will revolve around a slightly unconventional seven-inch, 800x600 screen and use a 720MHz ARM11 processor.
Apple managed to claim 87.4 percent of the tablet market before the Galaxy Tab came into play, IDC found in a rare study of tablet share. As most companies were caught off-guard, Apple claimed a near-monopoly of the tablet market last summer. Analysts further expected 17 million tablets to have shipped by the end of the year, almost all of which would still have been iPads.
While at CES on Saturday, we had the opportunity to see Hanvon's E920 color E Ink reader first hand to see how well it worked in practice. The screen is, as promised, much more interesting to use than on just about any other e-paper reader. Colors are muted due to the nature of the technology, but it still stands out very clearly and is extremely sharp: at 1600x1200, the 9.7-inch display isn't quite Retina Display accurate but is noticeably more "pixel-free" than a Kindle.
Display maker Hanvon has unveiled its Wisereader E920, a 9.7in grayscale E Ink e-reader with 200 dpi resolution. The device has up to 15 days of standby battery power and will accept extended MicroSD cards up to 32GB. The pad will read a variety of formats, and allow users to comment in PDF. It also performs Chinese to English translation.
China’s Hanvon 9.7-inch color e-reader, the first to utilize the new E Ink Triton ePaper display, is now available for pre-order. It is set to launch in February 2011. It will come in a Wi-Fi only version and one with Wi-Fi plus 3G. In addition to offering a color reading experience, as well as the ability to display light animations, the device will also allow users to view and edit PowerPoint files.