PocketBook Mirasol e-Reader

The Digital ReaderEngadget: PocketBook USA has announced its Qualcomm Mirasol display-based e-book reader in a CES 2011 press release. It seems PocketBook’s e-book reader will be called Mirasol for now, but I doubt that will last since Qualcomm has invested significantly in marketing its Mirasol display technology.

Rumor has it that PocketBook’s Mirasol will cost a bit (because the Qualcomm Mirasol display costs 1.5 times that of an equivalent-sized E Ink display) with refresh rates of about 12fps, which would not be fast enough for video. The color reflective e-reader from PocketBook will be announced at CES 2011 and is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2011.

PS: And at the end of it all PocketBook has stated that the company is not ready to confirm and stated the press release was an accident.