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Sony Launches Actual E-Paper Device http://news.oreillynet.com/pub/n/2825 <a href="http://sony.com">Sony</a> has launched the <a href="http://www.eink.com/news/releases/pr70.html">first e-paper device in the form of the LIBRl&eacute;</a>. "The Electronic Paper Display is reflective and can be easily read in bright sunlight or dimly lit environments while being able to be seen at virtually any angle - just like paper. Its black and white ink-on-paper look, combined with a resolution in excess of most portable devices at approximately 170 pixels per inch (PPI), gives an appearance similar to that of the most widely read material on the planet - newspaper. Because the display uses power only when an image is changed, a user can read more than 10,000 pages before the four AAA Alkaline batteries need to be replaced. The unique technology also results in a compact and lightweight form factor allowing it to be ideal for highly portable applications." 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