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YotaPhone 2 to launch in the US via IndieGoGo [UPDATE]

The YotaPhone 2 is a unique kind of smartphone with its dual display and it made waves when it was first introduced at the 2014 World Mobile Congress. A year later and it still hasn't reached US shores yet, but it looks like all that's going to change as the Russian OEM has said it will be launching in North America through crowd-funding site IndieGoGo. It may be a good move for them to scout out the interest the public has in a different kind of smartphone.

Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 hands-on

Smart watches have created itself a new category within the technology industry. With so many different options out there, who knows what’s best and most comfortable. It all boils down to opinion and preference. Lenovo has rolled out a new contender that might be able to beat out the competition. The VIBE Band VB10 is more than a fitness tracker, it interacts with your smartphone alongside social notifications. A clean metal body front cover with smooth rubber straps (~30 grams) and new features that notify you’ve steered too far from your phone make it stand out.

The YotaPhone 2 gives you two working touchscreens, front and back

If we had written this piece say in 2013, you could be forgiven for thinking that the makers of the YotaPhone had just complete lost all sanity. That is, of course, until the advent of Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, which had manufacturers thinking out-of-the-box on what they can do with another touchscreen surface. Granted, what the YotaPhone has is completely unexpected and unorthodox – but you can’t say it isn’t worth a look in these modern times.

YotaPhone 2 brings its dual screen to London December 3

If you're tired of boring, mainstream smartphones and want to have a twist on your mobile device, then the new YotaPhone 2 might be right up your alley. The first YotaPhone captured the curiosity and imagination of the mobile world last year by slapping a power-saving always-on e-ink display on the back of the smartphone. Now this two-faced mobile device is back, this time with a sleeker physique and with a bit of touch sensitivity on the back side as well.

Onyx E Ink smartwatch aims for battery life

Onyx is a company that has been making digital readers with E ink screens for a while now. The benefit of using an E Ink screen on a device is that battery power is only needed when the watch refreshes the display. That means it can run longer on a single charge.

Netronix ereader combines e-ink display with Wacom pen

If you've ever wanted a truly digital notebook without much of the excess baggage of full blown tablets, then you better start crossing your fingers that Netronix makes its latest wonder device a commercial reality. Its unnamed 6.8-inch slab boasts of an e-ink screen that you can read on as well as a pressure sensitive Wacom stylus to write with.

InkCase Plus serves as 2nd screen for Android phones

They’ve seen the future, and they believe the age of the multi-screens is coming. At least, that’s what the creators of the InkCase Plus believes, and they’ve gone ahead and given us a product that will be a portent of this future. The device serves as a modular second screen to your Android smartphones, is always on but doesn’t consume much battery because it uses E Ink technology.

PaperFold foldable epaper smartphone prototype comes to light

What if you had a smartphone that used power-saving e-ink display panels? What if you could attach and detach other similar panels, and fold them this way and that, and the smartphone interface would adjust accordingly? This is exactly the proposition that is being put forward by the Human Media Lab of Queen's University with a prototype of a smartphone, if you could still call it that, called PaperFold.
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