There’s good news and bad news about Mirasol
I’m just back from the CES On The Hill event this evening and I have good news, bad news, and fan-fricking-tastic news about about Mirasol. I think I’ll lead with the good news.
How do you light a reflective screen? I’d go with a clip on light, myself, but the only real way to integrate a light source would be to embed a front light. That’s what Qualcomm did with their new Mirasol demo. And this is indeed their new demo; it’s the first time it’s been shown off.
I wish I were going to SID Display Week next week; they promised to have one with an ambient light sensor. This one had a pair of buttons on the back to increase and decrease the brightness.
The bad news is that the finished products won’t hit the market until fall. Yep, it’s delayed again, darnit.
And the really great news is that Qualcomm offered to fly me to Taiwan next time that they have a sponsored trip. (I can feel the waves of jealousy from here.) I’m definitely going to take them up on it; there’s no way I could afford it otherwise.
Julie May 10, 2011 um 8:44 pm
Nate, that is indeed fan-fricking-tastic! Very cool.
Mike Cane May 10, 2011 um 8:51 pm
Make sure to disclose the free trip if it happens.
Delayed until fall. Hm, Amazon or B&N?
Nate Hoffelder May 10, 2011 um 9:22 pm
I don’t think B&N are a partner.
At the very least, Mirasol probably won’t make an appearance at the 24 May launch.
Mike Cane May 11, 2011 um 5:53 am
B&N = NookColor II for fall. "Everything you loved about the NookColor, but now even more."
But I think Amazon. Don’t think Mirasol has that hi-res a screen.
yuzutea May 10, 2011 um 9:19 pm
Included light IS very nice. I wonder how this compares to Pixel Qi’s screen.
Kevin Montgomery May 10, 2011 um 9:33 pm
Delayed until fall for screen production or for a customer to get a reader to market? Nate, did you get any sense of when in fall?
Nate Hoffelder May 10, 2011 um 9:40 pm
The fall date is for the device hitting the market.
igorsk May 10, 2011 um 10:17 pm
Who wants to bet we won’t see devices in fall? Well, unless you count late November/December as "fall".
L'écran Mirasol, retardé, sera utilisable même dans le noir | L'actu des ebooks May 11, 2011 um 7:47 am
[…] ne produit pas de lumière, et n’est donc pas ou peu utilisable dans le noir.Image : The Digital ReaderQualcomm vient donc de montrer cette nouveauté : un éclairage intégré à l’écran Mirasol, […]
Qualcomm mirasol gets intelligent LED lighting; in ereaders this fall – SlashGear May 11, 2011 um 8:21 pm
[…] that’s just what Qualcomm has done with its latest mirasol prototype. It makes sense, too, The Digital Reader discovered when Qualcomm whipped out the ereader mock-up at CES On The Hill this week; rather than […]
Nowe informacje o wy?wietlaczach Mirasol | NaCzytniki.pl May 12, 2011 um 6:29 am
[…] Hoffelder, autor bloga the-digital-reader.com dotar? do nowych informacji dotycz?cych kolorowego e-papierowego ekranu […]
Bezos: Tablet Will Be A Kindle Companion « Mike Cane's xBlog May 12, 2011 um 3:06 pm
[…] has a tablet in the works 2) It is not coming soon — like before Fall 3) It will have that new Mirasol display 4) The screen will be six […]
Rumor: Amazon has an “entire family” of Android devices coming this holiday – Android and Me May 13, 2011 um 9:02 am
[…] My gut tells me that Qualcomm’s Mirasol displays could be at the top of the list. These reflective displays do not require a backlight and offer a significant reduction in power consumption. I did not think they would be ready in time for Amazon’s tablet launch, but Qualcomm has been demoing their new front-light technology and claims they will be ready in the fall. […]
Bloep August 7, 2011 um 8:04 am
I’m so buying one as soon as it is available! I hate the reflective screen of the prs-600 and the heavy & clunky leather cover with clip on light. Integrated frontlit screens, I’ve been asking for that from the start!
Updated: Pocketbook to Unveil Gingerbread Tablet This Week – But no Mirasol – The Digital Reader August 31, 2011 um 2:19 pm
[…] at CES 2009. It was originally due out last fall, and it keeps getting delayed (again, again, and again). […]