First Mirasol Colour eInk tablet

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We have been waiting about 2 years!

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc. (QMT) a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Kyobo Book Centre, Korea’s largest seller of books, today announced the retail availability of the world’s first e-reader to include mirasol® display technology. Kyobo and Qualcomm have collaborated to deliver an unmatched reading experience by providing a large and diverse content portfolio spanning books, magazines and video on a touch display that features vibrant color in bright sunlight. The device allow for weeks of reading under typical usage.

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Pluses

  • It's Colour, like printed paper.
  • Faster update without annoying flash than normal eInk which is little rotating balls
  • Uses butterfly colouring physics via tiny mirrors
  • 223 dpi
  • 1024 x 768 
  • About 2 days use at 3.5 hrs a day.

Minuses

  • It's muted colour
  • Not an LCD competitor
  • Battery life quoted is for only 30minutes a day.
  • About x3 price of a basic Kindle.