Monday, February 27, 2012
Mirasol Color Display Demo
Here's a quick video shot at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, showing the latest version of the color Mirasol displays for tablet devices. The color is still somewhat muted, but has advanced dramatically from just a year ago, when the colors were little more than pastels. Here the color is much richer with deeper tones and higher contrast. This is helped along by a lighted backdrop that turns on and off to compensate for low (or no) ambient light. Just as important, however, is the vastly improved refresh rate, which looks almost instantaneous, and is certainly as good as most e-readers on the market today, including some with LCD screens. Look to see these on the next generation Kindle Touch and Nook eReaders. The era of black and white is coming to a close.