Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for Color Kindle E-ink Displays

A few weeks ago I noted…

Color E-ink Displays in Progress But It May be a Long Wait

Color versions of the E-ink grayscale display used by the various Kindle models have been in testing since at least 2005 based on the prototype photos shown on E-ink’s site. But, we haven’t seen anything in production despite the work that has presumably gone into it over the years since then.

This AFP report says that…

Color Kindle ‘multiple’ years away: Amazon CEO

The article goes on to report that CEO Jeff Bezos has seen lab prototypes and that they are not ready for prime time. So, if you want to read ebooks on a color screen, you’ll have to use conventional display technology like the one found on the iPhone and iPod touch using Amazon’s Kindle app for that platform.

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