Qualcomm reveals the Hanvon C18, the world's thinnest and lightest Mirasol e-reader
Qualcomm has shown off the Hanvon C18 at CES, the thinnest and lightest e-reader so far built using its energy efficient Mirasol display.
For those that need a recap, Mirasol displays are Qualcomm’s attempt to bridge the gap between e-ink and LCD display technology, serving up full (albeit washed out) colour video and animations, with the small power consumption of an e-ink display.
Chinese manufacturer Hanvon has managed to trim the Hanvon C18 down to 10mm with a weight of 300g, and although this still sounds hefty when compared to Amazon's 8.7mm thin, 170g Kindle (reviewed here), it’s still trimmer than other Mirasol devices like the Kyobo e-reader and Bambook Sunflower.
The added benefit of the Hanvon C18’s Mirasol display is its handwriting recognition ability, though how useful this will be in practice remains to be seen.