The race to create the most viable e-paper is a vicious one. Japanese tire makers Bridgestone refuse to be left behind and recently demoed their A4 sized AeroBee prototype for the Display 2011 trade show. The 800 x 600 resolution e-paper is being touted as among the most power efficient in existence. Thanks to its 75 dpi pixel, reading and taking note son it seems as normal as real paper.
At lest these are the initial reactions to the AeroBee, which is slated for 21 inch A3 size sometime in the future. At its current A4 sized state, the AeroBee has already proven itself as ideal for drawing and coloring, capable of a 4.096 color display.
To refresh the AeroBee might still take a time consuming 1.3 seconds, but at the rate the e-paper envelope is being pushed, the last stages of the new print revolution will finally be complete.