Charbax can get people to talk! And this eInk rep does it for near twenty minutes! None of it is boring, either.
There’s clearly lots more that can be done with eInk, such as removing the glass plate over it to lessen weight and decrease fragility. Also, a 300 dpi eInk display is on the way, pending Epson finishing the controller for it.
And there’s the new color Trident display, which actually looks interesting in this video (although still not yet as vibrant as Mirasol’s demos). eInk sees this as key to entering the textbook market.
Have a listen. This is good.
I’m taking it as a given the new Sony Reader WiFi has Android inside.
That said, If Sony Was Smart then:
1) They will have planned for rooting it
2) They will not have stripped essentials out of Android
3) They will have Bluetooth hidden inside
4) They will leak the fact it can be rooted
5) They will have a stupidly-simple rooting method (Konami Code?)
6) They will leak instructions or software for rooting it
Bluetooth inside would send everyone from Nook Touch to the Sony Reader WiFi. Documents To Go works on the rooted Nook Touch, but there’s no way to use a separate keyboard. If that was possible, this generation of Reader would scare even Amazon in the amount of sales it would have.
DRM isn’t even an issue here. Adobe’s DRM has been broken long ago and will continue to be. The haXXorz will never relent on that front. So no one at Sony should have given DRM a thought here. All that should matter is device sales.
I am soooo hepped up at the thought of having a rooted Sony Reader WiFi! I hope Sony is not going to disappoint everyone!
In the hopes the new Android-based Sony Reader WiFi will be rootable like the Nook Touch, I’ve spent today catching up on the latest at XDA Developers.
I’ve decided to compile links in one post that might be useful for when the Sony Reader WiFi is available.