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Kobo Glo can now run Android

Arduous tinkerers have found a way to somewhat forcibly make the Kobo Glo e-reader run a full Android OS. While it does open up the device to a whole new world of possibilities, hardware limitations naturally prevent the 6-inch tablet from becoming more than what it is, even with Android's help.

PocketBook e-paper case for Samsung Galaxy S 4 hands-on

Device accessories including cases are fairly common to see these days. But every once in a while there is one that has a stand-out feature. In this instance that stand-out feature just so happens to be an e-ink display. The case is is from PocketBook and for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Basically, what you have is a flip-style cover that when opened, has a 4.3-inch e-paper display.

Galaxy Note II and GALAXY S 4 e-ink cases unveiled by Gajah

E-ink isn't something you often see associated with smartphones. There have been some exceptions to that rule with a few notable mentions coming in as the dual-screen YotaPhone and the popSLATE case which is only available for the iPhone 5. Well, coming by way of Gajah International it looks like those with a Galaxy Note II or GALAXY S 4 may soon have an option available for purchase.

YotaPhone dual-screen smartphone hands-on

Late last year the Russian company Yota announced a rather intriguing new smartphone called the YotaPhone. As I'm sure many of you are aware, this Android 4.1 Jelly Bean handset sports two displays. The front being a 4.3-inch 720p LCD display, and the rear of the device enjoys a 4.3-inch E-ink screen. It's a neat concept and we were able to enjoy some time with a prototype unit earlier today and we came away rather impressed.

Dual-screen YotaPhone shown off in demo video

Yesterday we were introduced to the YotaPhone, a new dual-screen handset that has both an HD LCD display on the front and an e-ink display on the back. It's an intriguing phone that hails from Russia, and today we're getting our first look at the phone's big talking points in a new demo video from Mobile-Review. Anton Tarasenko, who serves as the head of product management and planning at Yota, takes us through the YotaPhone's notable features, including gesture controls.

YotaPhone specs include a 4.3-inch front and a 4.3-inch rear display

A short while back we saw an announcement for the popSLATE case, which some here may not have seen given it is an iPhone 5 case. In short, the popSLATE is a case that adds an e-ink display on the back. At the time it sounded like a unique idea and we only hoped to see something similar for Android. And well, while not exactly the same, the YotaPhone will offer a regular display on the front and an e-ink display on the back.
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