Mirasol Color E-Reader To Debut at CES 2011
Mirasol e-paper has been teased as a solution for color e-readers since the last Consumer Electronics Show in January, but little has actually come of it. Now PocketBook USA says it will have the first Mirasol e-reader to show off at the coming CES 2011.
PocketBook USA released an official announcement saying it will have a full e-reader product line to show at CES, including devices with the Mirasol transflective color screens, which work differently from color LCD screens and don't require a backlight.
There will be a total of six new e-readers in the company's display, but only one model will have Mirasol displays.
This isn't the only color e-paper technology vying for dominance in the e-reader market. E-Ink recently announced that it has a color version of the monochrome e-ink technology used in the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook.
Some sources are also saying that Mirasol will have a significant uphill battle against E-Ink because it is so expensive and its refresh rate may be exaggerated. Early reports said Mirasol screens could refresh fast enough (a problem with current e-ink screens) that it could play video, but sources claim it can only refresh at 12 frames per second, which is far too slow for convincing video playback.