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Qualcomm’s new Mirasol sunlight viewable display does color better

Qualcomm Mirasol displays sound amazing on paper. They’re low-power screens which can display color and black and white images with or without a backlight. Like E Ink screens, that means Mirasol displays are easily visible even in direct sunlight. But up until recently, there’s been a trade-off: Mirasol displays have suffered from washed-out looking colors. […]

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Qualcomm Toq smartwatch gets a $100 price cut (still costs $250)

Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch features a low-power Mirasol sunlight readable color display, touchscreen-based navigation, and the ability to pair with your smartphone to display alerts on your wrist. It supports wireless charging, works with an optional Bluetooth headset, and can act as a remote control for music playback on your phone. Unfortunately those features come at […]

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Lilbits (11-25-2013): Pre-order Qualcomm’s $350 Toq smartwatch (or don’t)

Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch is a wearable device with a low-power display that’s designed to be easy to read in direct sunlight. You can pair it with a phone to view weather forecasts, notifications or incoming calls, and I suppose you could also tell time with the Toq too. But that limited functionality comes at a […]

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Qualcomm Toq smartwatch has a Mirasol sunlight-friendly display

Qualcomm is best known for making the processors that power many phones and tablets. But for the past few years the company has also been trying to bring its Mirasol display technology to market in eReaders and other devices. It hasn’t really caught on. But that could change if Qualcomm’s new Toq smartwatch is a […]

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Qualcomm introduces 5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel Mirasol display

Qualcomm’s Mirasol displays use less power than traditional LCD screens, and as an added bonus they’re visible in direct sunlight. Unfortunately the color reproduction on Mirasol screens has never been particularly good. But that hasn’t stopped Qualcomm from continuing to develop the technology. This week Engadget spotted a new high resolution 5.1 inch Mirasol panel […]

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Qualcomm to license out Mirasol sunlight viewable display technology

Qualcomm’s been working on low-power displays that can be used indoors or outdoors for years. But during a recent earnings call, the company announced that it would move to license the technology to other companies, instead of making Mirasol displays itself. That doesn’t mean Qualcomm is turning its back on Mirasol entirely, but the company […]

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Qualcomm buys display company Pixtronix

Qualcomm may be known first and foremost for making the processors that power millions of phones and tablets. But the company also has a display division… and it’s about to get a little bigger. EE Times reports Qualcomm has acquired display company Pixtronix for about $175 million. Pixtronix is a startup working on MEMS display […]

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Hands-on with the Kyobo Mirasol eReader

Korean eBook company Kyobo is now selling the first consumer device with a Qualcomm Mirasol display (although a Chinese company just announced that it’s ready to follow suit). The Kyobo eReader runs a modified version of Google Android 2.3 with an emphasis on eBooks, but it can also play videos, view photos, or perform other […]

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Closer look at the Kyobo eReader with Mirasol color display

Korean company Kyobo introduced the first eBook reader with a Qualcomm Mirasol display recently. The device has a 5.7 inch, 1024  x 768 pixel low power color screen that can handle books or magazines as well as full-motion video content. Nicole from Netbook News got some hands-on time with the device recently, and they’ve confirmed […]

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Kyobo launches eReader with Mirasol color display

Qualcomm’s Mirasol display technology combines some of the best features of E Ink and LCD displays. Mirasol displays offer a full range of colors, but use far less power than most color screens. You can also view the screens in direct sunlight or using other ambient light, because they don’t need require a backlight. They […]

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Qualcomm Mirasol displays could compete with OLED screens in the tablet space

Qualcomm has been showing off its Mirasol display technology for the last few years. The low power screens don’t require a backlight, instead relying on ambient lighting like an E Ink screen. That reduces power consumption and makes it possible to view the screens in direct sunlight. But unlike most E Ink displays, Mirasol screens […]