Qualcomm Mirasol Color Ereader Arriving in Fall 2010

Qualcomm has confirmed that they will be shipping their ereaders out this coming fall that use the low powered mirasol color screen technology.  The California-based wireless telecommunications research and development company had a prototype of the device with them at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January of this year that was capable of playing full color video. The 5.7 inch mirasol display screen on the device runs at 1024 x 768 resolution. The innovative panel does not require back lighting. As a matter of fact, it works better in ambient light and one is able to read on this innovative new screen in direct sunlight as well.  Mirasol is a technology that uses very little energy. The folks  at Qualcomm say that the Kindle ereader could actually last 20% longer if the e-ink screen was replaced with a mirasol screen. Mirasol sounds very promising and it is something to get excited about. The main drawback of e-ink technology for many consumers is that color displays are not yet possible. Of course, we have the Barnes & Noble Nook with its two panel design that provides color on the small LCD screen at the bottom of the device.  And there is much talk about Asus developing a color ebook reader.  But Qualcomm is hoping to jump ahead of the entire pack with its mirasol, low-power color display that is said to nothing short of spectacular. The technology behind mirasol is compared to what enables the iridescent wings of a butterfly to shimmer in the light.  Qualcomm is said to be working on getting ereaders out on the market that offer full QWERTY keyboards and touchscreens.  The company also plans to offer some devices without those extras so we should expect a nice, diverse lineup. We have also heard some buzz saying that Qualcomm plans on making the readers affordable and comparable in price to what's out there now and that is certainly very welcome news for eager consumers awaiting color. So, do you have a ereading device now? Are you thinking of upgrading for one that supports color? Intrigued? Thought so! Looking Compaq Presario CQ60 Battery? SO. U can by it batterymarket.org  

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