Liquavista intros color e-paper prototype; developer kit available soon

Liquavista is powering up its e-ink device, the Liquavista Color, and readying a software development kit for the gadget. Its also gaining some attention thanks to the hardware partnership with Texas Instruments and Freescale.

Liquavista is powering up its e-ink device, the Liquavista Color, and readying a software development kit for the gadget. Its also gaining some attention thanks to the hardware partnership with Texas Instruments and Freescale.

The Liquavista Color, with a six-inch color reflective display, can play videos, but its primary purpose revolves around being an e-paper device, targeting magazine content rather than e-books.

As for the hardware nuts and bolts, Texas Instruments has powered up the e-ink device on their OMAP open platform, and Freescale is working with the company on another prototype using the iMX5x platform.

Both of the partners are involved with the developer's kit though. Developers interested in designing some programs for the Liquavista Color can get more information about obtaining the SDK on the company's website, which should be available soon. Though it's only a prototype for the time being, this could prove to be a worthy gadget, depending on the yet-to-be-named price point.

For a more in-depth look, check out the video Liquavista has published on YouTube. The graphics look crisp and the scrolling is smooth, but the Napoleon Dynamite-sounding background track and shaky camera angles could use some work.

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