Hanvon's eReader Will Be First Colour E-Ink Display To Go On Sale

The same Chinese company that took hammers to an apple-shaped ice-sculpture is claiming they have the first colour eReader using e-ink, due in China in March. Bet the battery life's far greater than the Nook Color's, which uses an LCD.

Hanvon's ereader has a 9.6-inch e-ink display and will go on sale in March for the equivalent of $US440 in Chinese money - a bit less than what the iPad sells for there. "It's possible that we'll sell this in the US as well," Hanvon's chairman told theNew York Times, but with Barnes & Noble's Color Nook expected to be $US250 when it hits shops later this month, I know what I'd choose. [NYT]