One of the drawbacks of LCD technology is difficulty with seeing your screen in direct sunlight. Even the highest quality, brightest screens are sometimes impossible to see on a bright day.

Onyx is attempting to offer people an alternative with their new E ink phone. This comparison video shows the huge difference between LCD and E ink in direct sunlight. The maker of the video has his phone at full brightness and it can’t be read at all, while the E ink phone is easily readable.

In the video, the phone looks a bit slow and unresponsive, but keep in mind this is a prototype.

The downside is there is no color. Though surely a color version will be soon to follow, E ink smartphones definitely are not for gamers or multi-media buffs.

For people who need a basic smartphone, or for people who read a lot on their phone, this Giz could be right up your alley. I read novels on my smartphone, and though my eyes have no problems staring at an LCD for hours on end, this is a very interesting option as E ink is more comfortable and pleasing to look at when reading.

It also should be mentioned that battery life should be significantly increased. Especially for those who have the screen on for extended periods for surfing, chatting and document work.

Not even a hint as to when this might be available, but will keep you updated as word progresses.

Onyx E Ink Android Phone In The Works! http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/android-Onyx-E-ink-smartphone-450x307.jpghttp://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/android-Onyx-E-ink-smartphone-150x150.jpg Damian Parsons BrandsTech
One of the drawbacks of LCD technology is difficulty with seeing your screen in direct sunlight. Even the highest quality, brightest screens are sometimes impossible to see on a bright day. Onyx is attempting to offer people an alternative with their new E ink phone. This comparison video shows the...
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1112" title="android-Onyx-E-ink-smartphone" src="http://gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/android-Onyx-E-ink-smartphone.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="342" />One of the drawbacks of LCD technology is difficulty with seeing your screen in direct sunlight. Even the highest quality, brightest screens are sometimes impossible to see on a bright day.<span id="more-1111"></span> Onyx is attempting to offer people an alternative with their new E ink phone. This comparison video shows the huge difference between LCD and E ink in direct sunlight. The maker of the video has his phone at full brightness and it can't be read at all, while the E ink phone is easily readable. In the video, the phone looks a bit slow and unresponsive, but keep in mind this is a prototype. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hnPTlnaIFd4 The downside is there is no color. Though surely a color version will be soon to follow, E ink smartphones definitely are not for gamers or multi-media buffs. For people who need a basic smartphone, or for people who read a lot on their phone, this Giz could be right up your alley. I read novels on my smartphone, and though my eyes have no problems staring at an LCD for hours on end, this is a very interesting option as E ink is more comfortable and pleasing to look at when reading. It also should be mentioned that battery life should be significantly increased. Especially for those who have the screen on for extended periods for surfing, chatting and document work. Not even a hint as to when this might be available, but will keep you updated as word progresses.

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