Last week Amazon purchased touch screen technology company Touchco and merged it with Lab126, Amazon’s hardware division. (You know, the guys and gals who built the Kindle.) Then, they poached hired Mike Nash from Microsoft to work on the Kindle.
Now, the Lab126 job listings page indicates that the company is looking for a Hardware Display Manager who has “significant exposure to high volume manufacturing environments,” and “know[s] the LCD business and key players in the market,” as well as engineers with “802.11x experience”. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what’s in the product pipeline.
Does that mean Amazon will get rid of the e-ink displays or will they offer two models, one with e-ink and one with and LCD?
E-ink isn’t going anywhere yet if not simply because Amazon has so much invested in the technology. (And some people actually prefer it.) But given what the Kindle has to compete with, you can bet that models with e-ink won’t be around forever.
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