Re: [NTLK] MP2x00 Display Upgrade - latest update

From: Calvin Grier (
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 10:38:10 EST


I looked at the "holographic reflector" PDF link and I'm very curious.

Can direct me to someone that offers a commercial product (a flim or coating
service) that would be able to supply product that I could include in a kit?
There are numerous companies doing coatings for LCDs, maybe someone can do
batches of our Newton LCDs.

There's a basic problem with coatings in-general: you need special
facilities in order to apply polarizers, coatings, and certain kinds of
reflectors. Most companies that do this kind of work will operate on batches
of product. But Newton users don't want to part with their units for very
long - so anyone offering this service would have to have a stock of LCDs
that they'd rotate in and out. All upgrades would need to be scheduled so
that no Newtons arrived for upgrade when there were no coated LCDs on-hand.

-- Calvin

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Kummel <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [NTLK] MP2x00 Display Upgrade - latest update

>Awesome...just awesome!
>One question though...have you given any thought to
>using the holographic display? I don't know if I'm
>saying this correctly, but I'm thinking of those
>displays that are used for pagers and the like that do
>not need a backlight to view. You just tilt the device
>and it uses existing lighting to enhance the display.
>I've seen this on my 2-way pager and the Motorola
>Envoy150. This is also identified as "monochrome
>holographic LCD reflectors". There is a white paper on
>I think that the addition of an Holographic Reflector
>to my existing Newton's display would be a marked
>web/gadget guru
> (download Newton packages)
> (my NPDS server)

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