We have been waiting for a long time for E-ink’s color e-paper displays to be used to manufacture devices such as the Kindle and NOOK. With the rise of affordable tablets, not a whole lot of people have remained excited about color e-paper devices (the cost has been a turnoff too). It just happens that E-ink was present at CES to demonstrate its E-ink Triton 2 technology.
The Triton 2 display not only offers better quality pictures, it has a Triton 2 display. The Ectacto Jetbook 2 device is one of the first to use this technology. The front-light does improve the quality of these displays dramatically. Of course, tablets are still a better bet for most folks.
It will be interesting to see when this technology will be adopted by Amazon, B&N, or other major players. The next generation Kindle is not expected to have a color display though.