Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Unveils e-Ink Phones

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Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications has unveiled three flip model phones that use 2.7-inch e-Ink displays on their exterior. These screens convey the user’s personal style as well as other information about the mobile device.

The models featuring the e-Ink technology will be available to Japanese customers later this summer. To date, there is no word of this technology making it to devices sold in the U.S.

More about e-Ink

e-Ink displays have several advantages over traditional displays: they don’t require a backlight, for one, and therefore use much less power.

However, there are drawbacks, as well. They have a very slow refresh rate, so they aren’t suitable for video. And developers are still working to add support for color.

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