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Mirasol Displays Coming to an eReader Near You, in 2011

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Qualcomm, the San Diego-based chip maker, is going to finally see its much-vaunted Mirasol color displays come to market in early 2011. The displays were supposed to launch in 2010.

The extremely low-energy and low-cost displays are going to be used in eReaders and in tablets. I got hold of a working prototype at our Mobilize 2010 conference and snapped a handful of pictures. The displays are pretty much as advertised: even in full sun, the images are crisp and clear and I had no problem reading.

Mirasol displays are part of Qualcomm’s efforts to diversify and get new revenue streams beyond CDMA chips, a virtual monopoly for the company.

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