Sunday, November 28, 2010
Pocketables Accidentally Reveals Mirasol Ereader
When rumors of Barnes & Noble's color ereader started doing the rounds, everyone wondered what kind of display the company had opted for. Among the possibilities being tossed around was that the company would bring a Mirasol ereader to the market. As it turns out, Barnes & Noble didn't use a Mirasol display but that's not to say we won't see an ereader utilizing the technology very soon.
Pocketables has inadvertently confirmed its plans to bring an ereader using the Qualcomm display technology to the Consumer Electronics Show in January of next year. Pocketables says the reader will feature Qualcomm's full-color Mirasol display, which is based on a reflective technology, and also revealed that the device itself will bedubbed the Mirasol. However, it seems the company wasn't quite ready to confirm the news, as the press release revealing its plans has since been retracted.
Mirasol displays consume less power than an LCD and offer a better viewing quality in sunlight but cost about one and a half times the price of E-Ink displays. Digital Reader cites a source that says the Pocketables prototype is capable of handling 12 frames per second and the device should hit the market in the third quarter of 2011.