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Mirasol Display Appears On Koobe eReaders

The promising Mirasol Display has appeared on one more e-reader, the Koobe Jin Yong; the MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology now supports full colour, touchscreen capacity and video playback.

According to Forbes, the Taiwanese-based ebook company will use Mirasol displays coming from a Taiwanese plant that Qualcomm built for $1 billion.

Its tablet - which is named after China's best-selling living author - comes with 36 of Jin Yong's works as well as native access to Koobe's own online store.

It comes with a 5.7-inch XGA display with a pixel density of 223ppi, significantly higher than on most tablets.

It runs on Qualcomm's own single core MSM8255 Snapdragon system on chip and clocked at 1GHz and runs on a customised version of Android 2.3 GIngerbread.

In other words, it is a smaller than average tablet with some very interesting properties. Koobe has yet to say when the tablet will go on sale and at what price.

Mirasol displays will allow for much longer battery life (around 630 minutes with Wi-Fi off) and better performance when viewed in a bright environment.

The Koobe e-reader is the 4th to be announced coming with a Mirasol display in the past 10 weeks.

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