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Will the new E-Reader Hanvon C18 come to the U.S?

HANVON C18In the United States there is fierce competition between e-readers, especially between the two biggest names in the business: Amazon and Barnes & Noble. While both the Kindle and the Nook have incredible features and are fantastic e-reading devices, a new contender recently emerged overseas and was just announced at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 10th.

Qualcomm Chief Executive Paul Jacobs had the pleasure of announcing the thinnest and lightest e-reader at the CES 2012 the other day. It’s called the Hanvon C18 and Hanvon utilized Qualcomm’s new energy efficient mirasol display for their new e-reader.

Mirasol is a technology Qualcomm has been working on for several years and it is a solution to the energy consuming LCD displays that other devices utilize. Mirsol is a type of display screen that utilizes soft indirect light which is then tuned and reflected back at the viewer. Overall the Mirasol display uses 1/10th of the power to create a vivid image than an LCD screen does.

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Hanvon plans to release the first Color E Ink Reader

Hanvon Color E Ink ReaderRecently we have watched some attempts to color the eBook readers by LCD displays at varioud products, but that’s not a solution at all. The difference of battery life is too big between LCD display and E Ink. Some hours of LCD vs. some weeks of E Ink does not stand a chance at all to the serious readers.

So a Chinese company, Hanvon has taken the obvious step. The first ever Color E Ink device is going to be presented by them in the next March according to their announcement. The first one will be a 10-inch (9.68 to be precise) touch screen device available only in China at the primary stage, but they are expecting to sell this eBook reader in the US also in the near future. This device is not expected to be a competitor of iPad. It will rather be a device for the serious readers who demand some colors in their reading too.

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