Mirasol display technology has been discussed for a while now and it seems like a pretty good alternative to current display technologies. Now, we also have a hands on a with a device that uses this tech… I’m talking about the Kyobo e-reader, that relies on Mirasol to deliver portable digital reading. Right now, the Mirasol screens can only support 40 frames per second.
Kyobo is limited at 30 fps, but future generations might even wield up to HD video and higher frame rate, plus better color reproduction. Mirasol displays will be the big thing in 2012, surfacing on many Android tablets and smartphones in H2 2012. Mirasol’s Mems technology provides about 3 weeks of battery life with daily use, thanks to the fact that the screen has no backlight and it mimics light reflection in a butterfly’s wings to achieve colors.
As far as the Kyobo device goes, this one comes with a 5.7 inch 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, 223ppi multitouch screen, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragons S2 single core processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the OS. Kyobo is a famous brand in Korea, since it’s the country’s leading bookstore, with over 90k ebooks available, plus 2,500 video ebooks and over 800 video lecture series. They also integrate social networking in their offer and support English text to speech. You also get a searchable dictionary, magazines and more content.
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