We’re not sure if this is a pre-emptive glimpse of Pocketbook’s mirasol-based ereader, set to get official at CES 2011 this week, or another mockup design by Qualcomm to show off the mirasol display technology, but either way we like it. The slate appears to use Qualcomm’s existing 5.7-inch mirasol panel – which, as you probably remember, works indoors and out, requires no active backlighting, and can show color video – as well as Android.
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Now, it’s all a render, not a real device, so we’ll have to take the functionality with a pinch of salt. Still, the idea of a compact tablet with lengthy battery life and running Google’s OS is an appealing one. There’s also an accelerometer for automatic screen rotation, and a touchscreen interface.
Pocketbook hasn’t let slip any details about their mirasol ereader, so we don’t yet know if it’s resolutely ebook-centric or will have tablet-style functionality too. Hopefully all will become clear over the next day or two.
[via The Digital Reader]