GoodEReader reports that Kyobo, the South Korean bookstore chain that launched the first eReader using Qualcomm's low-power color Mirasol display, has discontinued the device. Existing inventory of the readers will continue to be sold, but no more will be built. The Kyobo eReader sold for the equivalent of $300, when far more powerful and functional tablets were available for the same price or less.
According to GoodEReader, Qualcomm's Mirasol display technology has
never caught on with manufacturers. Only a few minor manufacturers have
adopted the display, and none of their devices have been successful.
It's increasingly looking like Mirasol is one of many display
technologies that would have been successful had it shipped earlier, but
that failed to keep up with technology and market changes.