|08-17-2010, 05:57 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Device: PRS-500/505/700, Kindle, Cybook Gen3, Words Gear
PocketBook Global to make Mirasol readers?
I guess it's not really "news" as the source is two months old but I just noticed it and there are some tidbits which I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere.
On June 5th an editorial was posted on the-ebook.org titled "Color Content". It claims that:
1) Mirasol devices are coming out this fall
2) Qualcomm chose a single distributor/manufacturer in three regions: America(s?), Europe and Asia
3) PocketBook Global will be responsible for European region
4) PocketBook Global sold 10% of the 3.640.000 E-Ink screens sold in 2009.
5) PBG signed an agreement with FoxConn (aka Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.) to improve the quality of their hardware
Now, of course this is not 100% reliable info but The-ebook (Vladimir Prohorenkov) has close connections to most of the industry in ex-USSR, including PocketBook, so this information is likely to be mostly correct. I find especially interesting is the number of screens sold, I think it's the only time we've seen such exact numbers.
BTW, PocketBook have been hinting that they will has some juicy announcements to make at IFA this September. Interestingly enough, the website lists both "Pocketbook Readers GmbH" and "Netronix INC."
|08-17-2010, 06:35 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Kindle 3, iPad 2 (but not for e-books)
If Amazon, as is rumoured elsewhere, have ~70% of the market, this suggests about 2m Kindles in 2009. That would be consistent with their "millions" claim (perhaps 3m overall at a guess?) So the number looks plausible.
|08-17-2010, 07:56 AM||#4|
zeldinha zippy zeldissima
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Paris, France
Device: eb1150 & is that a nook in her pocket, or she just happy to see you?
thanks igorsk for this news, it's really interesting to finally see some precise numbers ! i'm sure i'm not the only one who's wondered exactly what they were.
|08-17-2010, 08:11 AM||#5|
Just flotsam & jetsam
Join Date: Nov 2007
|08-17-2010, 10:49 AM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Device: Boox PB360 etc etc etc
i can smile too i wish i could say it were true.....
Last edited by Dulin's Books; 08-17-2010 at 10:53 AM.
|08-17-2010, 10:52 AM||#7|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
and what we need next is how many of those end up not being used for one reason or another ...
|08-19-2010, 11:57 PM||#8|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Rumors are just rumors. Sometimes they contain some truth, sometimes they don't.
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