The more I use my notebook, the more I wish its screen was readable in outdoor lighting and, ideally, direct sunlight. I'd want to same from a tablet, which is why I've been following the development of Pixel Qi's display technology, which includes a reflective mode that plays well in sunlight and cuts power usage.
Back in July, Pixel Qi started selling replacement screen kits for a selection of netbooks. The same 10.1", 1024x600 display is coming to tablets, notably in Notion Ink's Adam (which, incidentally, is a week ahead of schedule). Now, an update to the official Pixel Qi blog reveals that the company has a second display in the pipeline: a 7" model whose resolution isn't given. I expect this will be another 1024x600 affair; Samsung's upcoming 7" Galaxy Tab has the same pixel density.
The 7" screen is scheduled to enter mass production in the first half of 2011, and samples may be available as early as the end of this year. In the blog post, Pixel Qi also reveals that it's completed "series B" financing. Let's hope some of that funding goes to the development of larger 11.6", 12", or 13.3" screens for the ultraportable notebook crowd. Thanks to Engadget for the tip.
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