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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. 




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  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.

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  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


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