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    iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    Try this one for size:

    http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile...-tablet-669476

    - twice the battery life
    - proper e-ink mode
    - flash! ahhhhhhhhhh!
    - tegra2!

    Well hello new toy, come to papa!
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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    Dont you have enough PC related stuff?

    Anymore and you could open your own shop!
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    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    That falling ball thing was one of the software workshop tasks I did in my MSc!! Physics engine my rear end

    Looks good - I'm very interested in that display. My HTC Magic can cope very well with minimal backlight, but it still needs some level of backlight to be readable - how the devil does that one work?

    Give it a pen and handwriting recognition, and make it ~ £300, then I'll buy one

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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disturbedguy View Post
    Dont you have enough PC related stuff?

    Anymore and you could open your own shop!

    You ain't seen my spare parts cupboard(s). I'm very committed to my addiction to toys young sir. If I ever hold a sale on here i may well have to put a 56k warning on the thread..




    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    That falling ball thing was one of the software workshop tasks I did in my MSc!! Physics engine my rear end

    Looks good - I'm very interested in that display. My HTC Magic can cope very well with minimal backlight, but it still needs some level of backlight to be readable - how the devil does that one work?

    Give it a pen and handwriting recognition, and make it ~ £300, then I'll buy one

    I've been reading about this new display for some time - unlike Apple's effort this truly could be a cross-genre display offering the best of both worlds. http://www.pixelqi.com/
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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    Looks interesting.

    Why does the screen sometimes go black and completely re-draw, like other e-readers, and sometime has fluid animations like a normal LCD?

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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    I like the one mil prize ploy to get loads of apps developed for it.

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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Why does the screen sometimes go black and completely re-draw, like other e-readers, and sometime has fluid animations like a normal LCD?
    I'd guess that's part of the transition between backlit LCD mode and reflective LCD mode. It's a very clever idea, but being LCD based I'd guess it's not going to be a long term solution, as the colour mode still needs a backlight. But it has got me thinging about how many applications I use actually need colour, and how many I'd could cope with using the black & white mode for to save battery...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I'd guess that's part of the transition between backlit LCD mode and reflective LCD mode. It's a very clever idea, but being LCD based I'd guess it's not going to be a long term solution, as the colour mode still needs a backlight. But it has got me thinging about how many applications I use actually need colour, and how many I'd could cope with using the black & white mode for to save battery...
    Ok, I guess that is explained in the video (which i only watched bits of with no sound) or the article, which I didn't bother reading

    That's true actually. Having a screen like that with two modes and effectively two 'skins' on a phone would be good. you don't really need a full colour screen on your mobile all the time do you?

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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    Ok, I guess that is explained in the video or the article...
    I actually got most information from one of the articles linked to from their own press page: it's from an ezine called POPSCI, so it might be worth taking with a small pinch of salt, but it's well written... linky. It also mentions some of the upcoming competing technologies (reflective colour screens using little coloured mirrors* sounds kind of interesting too ) that we should be seeing in notebooks & tablets in the next couple of years. If all these technologies can make it to market over the next 18 - 24 months it could be a very interesting time for portable computing - and that's not even considering the potential of oled...

    *EDIT: from the article linked above, about Qualcomm's new reflective colour display:

    Made by Qualcomm, the Mirasol display creates pixels with tiny moving metal pieces, just a few micro-meters across, that move up and down to reflect light of different wavelengths and colors.
    See, that just sounds utterly cool

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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    The more I look at these things, the more I'm liking them. Bu I suppose that's the lust for new shiny kit. Still, it's all going to be about price & functionality that's going to sort the major players in this emerging marketplace. I can see my kids wanting one.. each
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    Re: iPad? Man, that's so like 2009!

    There are indeed some great advances in screen tech.

    I meant to post this for Zak the other day because of his gushing over the iPhone/Touch screen


    That is believed to be Samsungs firsts 'Bada' handset vs. an iPhone.

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