Will Ereaders Really Become Gaming Devices?

Ereaders are getting powerful enough to become fully-fledged Internet tablets, but gaming devices? That's a new spin. Turns out Qualcomm is investigating the idea for that Snapdragon-powered ereader prototype we first showed you on Wednesday.

Qualcomm says it'll be up to the various manufacturers to create devices built on this reference design, but Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity would make multiplayer gaming pretty interesting. Just depends if ARM-based operating systems, like Android, get the right games.

The concept has a 5.7-inch display that uses Qualcomm's "mirasol" screen technology that provides better battery life and smooth video playback. Problem is, for now, this reference is just a static-image prototype. Yet another ereader angle that we'll be watching for you, though. [SlashGear]

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