For all their critical acclaim, current tablets stink in direct sunlight. That's why Pixel Qi's "transflective" display and similar screens are so promising. Unfortunately, the other serious contender in this field, Qualcomm's Mirasol, just delayed their screen to next year.

The Mirasol displays were supposed to launch this year. Now it's early 2011, at which time the impressive displays (seen above) will probably start popping up in low cost tablets and eReaders, much like the competing screen of note form Pixel Qi (also scheduled to launch around that time).


GigaOm's Om Malik loved the Mirasol at this year's Mobilize 2010 conference, and from the pics he snapped there it's easy to see why.

A shame that we have to wait a bit longer than anticipated. [GigaOm]

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