Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



BDFL
49209 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4179

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Topic # 113277 11-Jan-2013 18:16 Send private message

Oh, this is too cool... A phone with dual display: LCD and eInk. Yotaphone should be available later in the year (if it doesn't turn into vaporware).




It is the first time a smartphone integrates a full-color LCD on one side and an electronic paper display (EPD) on the other side. The two displays are linked together to open a new world of unlimited user experiences.

The EPD is the user’s personal space for receiving notifications, linking to social media, reading news as it happens or simply displaying favorite pictures. The LCD and EPD are both 4.3 inches.

“This will be the first time that people will be able to personalize the information they want to receive on their phones in an effortless way,” said Yota Devices CEO Vlad Martynov. “You tell YotaPhone what information you want and when you want it. It becomes your personal assistant reminding you of what’s important to you.”

“Today if you want to check your email, calendar or social media page, you have to pick up your phone, turn it on, open the application and only then can you receive the information. With YotaPhone, this information will appear on the electronic paper display effortlessly, continuously and updated in real time,” Martynov explained.

The two displays have different functions and different purposes. YotaPhone lets users watch videos, play games and perform other functions best suited on the LCD, but adds an electronic paper display for content that requires longer reading time, like reading a book or magazine. It also keeps important information visible without draining the battery. Boarding passes, maps, tickets and other important information are displayed even if the battery dies. 




Create new topic
1570 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11

Subscriber

  Reply # 743464 11-Jan-2013 18:23 Send private message

This does look seriously cool.

Would love to see how the EPD compares to that of a Kindle/Kobo etc.

375 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 27


  Reply # 743564 11-Jan-2013 20:48 Send private message

I would be keen to pick one of these up, the specs seem good too (at the moment)

Its still quite far away, so someone could easily beat them too it, Amazon may be even working on a similar idea


Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by JimmyH on 2-Aug-2014 12:01 (138 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


New Mobile plans coming?
Created by nunasdream, last reply by kawaii on 2-Aug-2014 11:36 (109 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Are IT staff supposed to know everything
Created by BTR, last reply by sir1963 on 2-Aug-2014 12:04 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by jonathan18 on 31-Jul-2014 10:47 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Hierarchy of a mistake: Gerry Brownlee
Created by joker97, last reply by DonGould on 29-Jul-2014 21:57 (93 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Does acupuncture work?
Created by timmmay, last reply by timmmay on 1-Aug-2014 19:22 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


"keyless" keys - questions
Created by joker97, last reply by MadEngineer on 30-Jul-2014 22:02 (35 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Somewhat nice convertable/similar that doesnt look like a ladies car?
Created by richms, last reply by bigal_nz on 2-Aug-2014 11:17 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.