Sunday, September 12, 2010
Some Ebook Readers Offer Color Displays
Link to September 12 New York Times article, "Reading E-Books in All the Colors of the Rainbow".
Excerpt: Black-and-white movies have their film noir appeal, yet it’s glowing color that rules on most consumer displays these days, with one exception: the pages of e-book readers. There, color is still supplied the old-fashioned way — not by filtered pixels, but by readers’ imaginations.
Now that stronghold of austere black letters is crumbling. “We expect companies to market color e-book readers if not by the holidays, then soon after,” said Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst specializing in consumer product strategies at Forrester, the market research company. “And some consumers will definitely opt for them.”