For its demonstration at Computex, the company modified off-the-shelf Acer netbooks, fitting them with the displays and drilling a hole on the side for a toggle switch that alternates between the screen’s different modes. In the video embedded after the jump, John Ryan, Pixel Qi's COO and vice president of sales of marketing, demonstrates the displays' ability to be read in sunlight, and also notes how unlike E-Ink screens (read Kindle) it refreshes fast enough to display video and respond to user inputs.
Ryan claims the company recently received its first batch of transflective displays, will have a second batch in a week, and expects a third much larger batch in a month. Production will potentially reach “hundreds of thousands a month” by early 2010, when the screens will be available to netbook manufacturers; though unfortunately he doesn’t mention any customers in particular.
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