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Qualcomm announced that it's shutting things down in the Mirasol screen department. The e-reader displays, which can show colour and can be read in direct sunlight, were apparently too difficult to manufacture and install in tablets.

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Originally shown at CES a couple of years ago, Qualcomm's Mirasol display technology promised to bridge the gap between LCD and e-ink display technology. And even though Qualcomm dumped a lot of money into building the infrastructure to put the displays into production, their arrival has been very, very slow.

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Qualcomm's Mirasol screen technology, which promises full colour, low-power, e-ink displays that'll bring Sunday supplements to life like never before, are about to launch. Ereader specialist Kyobo has shown off the first finished product.

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For all their critical acclaim, current tablets stink in direct sunlight. That's why Pixel Qi's "transflective" display and similar screens are so promising. Unfortunately, the other serious contender in this field, Qualcomm's Mirasol, just delayed their screen to next year.