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Qualcomm pushes mirasol back to early 2011

updated 12:30 pm EDT, Sun October 3, 2010

Qualcomm says mirasol not ready in 2010

Qualcomm at the Mobilize conference this week quietly said that its mirasol display technology wouldn't be ready this year. Originally promised for 2010, the unique technology now won't ship until early 2011, the company mentioned to GigaOM. No reason has yet surfaced for the delay, though the format is still considered very new.

Mirasol works based on the same principles as the color of a butterfly's wings, which use interference with refracted light to generate certain colors while blocking others. The technique promises the extreme low power of an e-paper display but with the expected color and much faster update rates. Screens using mirasol should eventually be fast enough to display full-speed video and thus work for usual computing tasks.

The first mainstream products to be based on mirasol should be e-readers and tablets, though as it advances it might be used for computers and other more advanced devices.



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