A Peek At The Next Kindle And Nook Display

Assuming the next generation Kindle and Nook stick with E-Ink as their display provider, this video highlights what'll be new: Animation and nearly double the contrast ratio.

Shipping to OEMs in the second half of this year, it's definitely nice. Even through YouTube compression, one can make out the better contrast.

As for the animation... it's a cute parlour trick. But other than Aha videos, its use seems crucially limited.

Still, I hope E-Ink can find a way to stick around, continue to improve and maybe one day be a technology that offers all the flexibility of LCD. Of course, by then, who knows what the average LCD will be capable of. [RedFerret via Electronista]