This is the 5.7" screen that Qualcomm has been working on for past several years, with a resolution of 1024x768. The Kyobo eReader is running a locked down version of Android 2.3 on a 1Gz Qualcomm SnapDragon S2 single core CPU. It has Wifi, touchscreen, and card slot.
Kyobo will be supporting the Mirasol eReader with a 90 thousand title ebookstore as well as video lecture content from EBS, a Korea-based provider of educational material.
The Kyobo eReader is going to retail for 349,000 won (~$305 USD). Kyobo Platinum Book Club members will be able to get it at a discounted price of 299,000 won (~$262). It's selling today in SK, but there's no info on when Qualcomm's other partners will launch models in other parts of the world.
Oh, and I don't expect to see this ebook reader anywhere but SK. Kyobo is a Korean company and i doubt they are interested in outside markets. They have 10 stores in 7 cities (I've heard of them before), so they look to be busy with dominating the one market.
Update: I've changed my mind. Given the Qualcomm CPU, screen, and the fact that Qualcomm has previously developed Android OS firmwares, I think that this model could have been designed by Qualcomm. That means we could see other partners using the same general design.
But I am expecting to see it at CES 2012. Qualcomm will definitely have this in their booth.
BTW, this launch comes as a slight surprise (considering my post this morning) but it also comes as no surprise. I've seen an uptick in stories about Mirasol screen tech lately so I suspected a launch was happening soon.
And would you look at the price? It's selling for $300. I think I was right about the problems this screen tech will have in the US market; I can get a Kindle and a decent tablet for that price.
Update: Qualcomm updated the Mirasol website with more info on the device. Check it out. There's even a couple demo videos and they are worth watching.
Update: They also posted a few photos on Flickr.