Qualcomm to make an energy-efficient color e-reader with optional game controller?

by Mark R

Qualcomm_Mirasol_ebook_reader_prototype_14-351x500Yes, there are a lot of readers out there, and unless one is truly unique, it is not worth talking about. However, this one reader under development from Qualcomm is really worth talking about.

First of all, it has a color screen, something that the Nook can only halfway claim. Qualcomm is playing with mirasol technology for a 5.7 inch display that doesn’t need e-ink, but membranes to create the needed colors.

The mirasol technology uses a lot less power than other readers like the Kindle. In fact, Qualcomm has said that the power that would last a Kindle a day would last the mirasol about a week. Yes, that is quite a claim.

Not only that, Qualcomm is considering putting gaming controls on the thing. This accessory would snap on to the bottom of it, but very little is known about what type of games could be played on this.

However, if you have the ability to do WiFi and 3GS, then you’ve certainly have the option of doing a lot of things. An e-reader like this could really change the market. Not only should the Amazon Kindle people be worried, but Nintendo and Sony should also be cringing as well. Unless the Qualcomm reader does not do as good as it plans. However, the one who perfects color on the reader will probably conquer the reader market, at least.


4 reviews or comments

MRQ Says: November 21, 2009 at 9:54 am

LOL, and why would they deface their product by putting a picture of zero boy Obama on it?

ann Says: November 21, 2009 at 9:13 pm

what does obama have to do with ereaders? can we stick with the issues please?

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