updated 08:45 am EST, Mon December 7, 2009
Pixel Qi announces ship date for first displays
As announced late in November, Pixel Qi will manufacture its first production displays for computers, but added that the displays will support multi-touch inputs. The first batch of these screens will be found in tablet devices which will be released during the first quarter of next year. Pixel Qi has not yet announced who it will partner with on these tablet devices, though it is believed the company will do so at or before CES.
Pixel Qi said it will also try to make some of the screens available to developers during the same time period, though hasn't yet announced details on how to take advantage of this. The company is also asking individuals to hold off on their queries and requests on this matter until it does post information on the process.
The company's display technology promises a minor breakthrough as it can switch between a full color LCD and e-paper modes that are both sunlight readable and consume next to no energy until they need to update.