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Mirasol color e-reader finally a commercial reality, at least in South Korea

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Qualcomm has a bona fide Mirasol color e-reader on sale in Korea today.


When Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs killed the first 5.7-inch Mirasol e-reader and both the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet opted for LCDs, we figured a color e-paper device wasn't in the cards for Christmas this year. Well, it still isn't, at least for us, because South Korea is an expensive plane ride away, but Qualcomm's indeed delivered a Mirasol e-reader to that particular nation. The Kyobo e-Reader (not to be confused with Kobo) has the allegedly canceled 5.7-inch, 1024 x 768 resolution Mirasol panel on board with a respectable 223ppi and touchscreen, as well as a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (single-core) processor running Android 2.3. The device claims to allow "weeks of reading" on a charge, assuming you set the back front light to 25 percent brightness and spend only 30 minutes reading every day. Qualcomm says you can find it on sale in South Korea today for 349,000 won, or about $305 in American currency. Video below!