Adding illumination to e-paper screens seems pretty counter-intuitive - after all, what makes the display technology special is that it looks like paper and doesn't need backlighting - but that's just what Qualcomm has done with its latest mirasol
prototype. It makes sense, too, The Digital Reader
discovered when Qualcomm whipped out the ereader mock-up at CES On The Hill
this week; rather than backlighting the display, the new mirasol model actually has an embedded front light.