E Ink launching book reader w/Sony & Philips

Sony LIBRIĆ© E Ink just announced the first consumer device to use their Electronic Paper technology: the Sony LIBRIĆ© e-Book reader. Six-inch diagonal display, 170ppi, 4 shades gray reflective screen with an almost 180-degree viewing angle, weighing around 300g with four AAA batteries. Even better than the viewing angle is the battery life: unlike LCDs, electronic paper takes power to modify a screen, but not to maintain a static display. Sony’s tests show you can read around 10,000 pages on four AAA Alkaline batteries.