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.

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I wish I could've. NDA was broken by the other side.
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Who leaked it? I can't find any sign of it. Nate
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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

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Georges Huberty <[email protected]>wrote:

I wish I could've. NDA was broken by the other side.

On Nov 23, 2010, at 6:37 PM, Nathaniel Hoffelder wrote:

Hi,

I kinda wish you had told me before TeleRead. Can you send me a copy of the press release?

Nate
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  1. zinj23 November, 2010

    Finally!

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  2. […] will be able to run 30 fps. I had a quick chat with a the Mirasol team and there is no reason that The Digital Reader should be reporting 12fps. To run video you’ll ideally want 24-30 fps which is what Mirasol […]

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  3. […] link e tastiere su schermo. Frame rate però non ancora sufficiente a riprodurre video; secondo il The Digital Reader i pannelli Qualcomm sapranno gestire circa 15 fps, contro i 24/30 fps necessari per visualizzare […]

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  4. […] zu können. Nicole hat im Gespräch mit dem Mirasol-Team auch herausfinden können, dass die von The Digital Reader in den Raum geworfenen 12 fps völlig aus der Luft gegriffen sind. Wie das dann tatsächlich […]

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  5. […] revealed they would have a new Mirasol-powered ereader on show at CES 2011.   Nate at The Digital Reader was told by a source at Pocketbook that the Mirasol based ereader will not be released until Q3 […]

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  6. […] podría ser la primera empresa en incorporar esta tecnología a alguno de sus modelos. Según se desprende de una nota de prensa filtrada, un e-reader con Mirasol, aún sin nombre oficial, estará presente en el CES de Las Vegas, que se […]

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  7. […] die in der ersten Jahreshälfte 2011 nach und nach in den Handel tröpfeln. Im Vorfeld sickerte bereits durch, dass Pocketbook eigene Lesegeräte mit den beeindruckend reaktionsschnellen Mirasol-Displays von […]

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  8. […] you recall the press release for the Pocketbook Mirasol e-reader that I leaked back in November? That device was at the top of my thoughts for CES, but unfortunately, I haven’t found any […]

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  9. […] Pocketbook to use a Mirasol screen – I told you so – ????? ? ?????? 2010 […]

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  10. […] one thing my source didn’t mention was the Mirasol Reader that I knew they had been working on. Now that’s interesting. It’s probably a sign that they won’t be announcing it, […]

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  11. […] week. But it’s also a little disappointing. Pocketbook has long been known to be working on an eReader with a Mirasol screen, but there’s no sign that it is ready to be […]

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  12. […] was around this time last year that I posted a leaked press release from Pocketbook, and broke the story on their Mirasol e-reader. That gadget still hasn’t hit […]

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  13. […] IMO, Qualcomm is  going to need a pretty spectacular partner, as well. The one that I know of (Pocketbook) is a lightweight – in the all-important US market. Qualcomm is going to need one or more […]

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  14. […] to make enough screens for a major partner. The last info I got from my source at Pocketbook, Qualcomm’s still unconfirmed European partner, was that Pocketbook’s Mirasol based device was on hold because they couldn’t get […]

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  15. […] of my sources with Pocketbook told me in April 2011 that the reason Pocketbook hadn't produced the Pocketbook Mirasol eReader was that they lost "about half of the screens in mass […]

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