Pocketbook to use a Mirasol screen – I told you so

Do you remember how back in August I told you Pocketbook was working on an ereader with a Mirasol screen? They're finally ready to confirm it.

Pocketbook put out a press release today. They're going to have their newest ereader on display at CES 2011, and yes it will have a Mirasol screen. I'm a little surprised that they announced it this early.

Update: I just heard back from one of my sources with Pocketbook, and he gave me a few technical details (but no pictures, sorry). Their prototype can currently do 12 frames per second (video is usually 30 fps), and a Mirasol  screen costs about one and a half times the cost of an E-ink screen. My source also said that it should hit the market in Q3 2011.

Second Update: Okay it turns out they're not ready to confirm it. This was an accidental release.

From the press release:

PocketBook USA, the North American division of PocketBook International, will display their entire line of ereader products at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9.

One of the world’s top five producers of electronic reading devices, PocketBook sells more than 50,000 ereaders each month through offices in the USA, Germany, Russia, China and the Middle East with a distribution network covering more than 20 countries worldwide.

The company will showcase six different product models — PocketBook Pro 602, Pro 902 – standard models, PocketBook Pro 603, Pro 903 – premium class models, PocketBook IQ701, and Mirasol – PocketBook’s newest model.

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The IQ701 offers a number of different features including a seven-inch color TFT touch screen with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Functioning on the Android 2.0 operating system, this model is best suited for customers seeking entertainment in an ereader. The newest PocketBook model, Mirasol, features Qualcomm’s full-color Mirasol display which is based on a reflective technology.

Pocketbook mirasol now public?

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Nathaniel Hoffelder
Hi, I kinda wish you had told me before TeleRead. Can you send me a copy of t...
12:37 PM (43 minutes ago)
Georges Huberty
I wish I could've. NDA was broken by the other side.
12:53 PM (27 minutes ago)
Nathaniel Hoffelder
Who leaked it? I can't find any sign of it. Nate
12:57 PM (24 minutes ago)
Georges Huberty
Other side means PocketBook Usa. We agreed with NDA to keep it under lid till...
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Nathaniel Hoffelder
Hi, Thanks. I didn't realize they were a distinct company. I thought they wer...
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Georges Huberty

to me

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I just can tell you that it's really fast 12fps, really energy saving, but still depending on the viewing angle for sharp reading experience. Screen should cost about 1.5X b/w eink screen. no pic, sorry

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On Nov 23, 2010, at 7:12 PM, Nathaniel Hoffelder wrote:

Hi,

Thanks. I didn't realize they were a distinct company. I thought they were just a local division.

Now that it's out, do you have any pictures you can send me? Whatever is on your computer would be fine.

Nate

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Georges Huberty <[email protected]>wrote:

Other side means PocketBook Usa. We agreed with NDA to keep it under lid till after Xmas, but our american heroes decided otherwise.

On Nov 23, 2010, at 6:57 PM, Nathaniel Hoffelder wrote:

Who leaked it? I can't find any sign of it.

Nate

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