Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hanvon reveals new E-reader design for China market featuring Qualcomm's mirasol display technology

LAS VEGAS, USA: Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc. and Hanwang Technology Co. Ltd (Hanvon), a leading provider of e-reader devices in China, announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show the Hanvon C18, the thinnest and lightest e-reader to incorporate mirasol display technology to date.

The Hanvon-branded device, revealed by Qualcomm Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs during his opening day CES keynote, delivers a premium reading experience, a touch display, vibrant color even in bright sunlight and weeks of reading under typical usage.

"Hanvon has chosen mirasol displays as the enabling technology that will best place the full color potential of their vast content library into the hands of their customers," said Clarence Chui, senior VP and GM of Qualcomm MEMS Technologies. "This Hanvon e-reader validates customers' evolving expectation of color as part of their e-reading experience and mirasol displays deliver an unparalleled experience."

The Hanvon C18 e-reader includes access to tens of thousands of e-books, more than 100 Chinese newspapers and more than 300 magazines, 90 percent of which offer full-color digital editions. Hanvon's continuing collaboration with more than 300 publishers ensures a deep and diverse stream of digital content for consumers.

Additionally, the device features Hanvon's patented handwriting recognition technology – Hanvon Input – to further enhance the user experience.

"Thinner and lighter than any color e-reader, the Hanvon C18 e-reader is a revolutionary product that Hanvon and Qualcomm are bringing to consumers," said Liu Yingjian, president of Hanwang Technology. "With the exceptional mirasol display technology, it will break new ground in the e-reader industry."

The Hanvon C18 e-reader features a 5.7" XGA format (1024 x 768 pixels) mirasol display (screen resolution of 223 ppi) and Qualcomm's 1.0 GHz Snapdragon S2 class processor. Hanvon's custom application interface sits atop an Android 2.3 base.

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