Qualcomm announced the V112 handset from Inventec its 1.1" bichrome mirasol display. This low-power secondary screen is designed to boost battery life, it can show information inclduing time, incoming call, missed call, email and SMS alerts, MP2 song titles and track information. Additionally, it also offers supreme outdoor visibility.
The Inventec V112 Smartphone features a 1.1" bichrome mirasol display as a secondary screen below the main display. By incorporating Qualcomm's mirasol display, the V112 saves power by redirecting display content from the primary display to the low-power mirasol display. The mirasol secondary display will feature information including time, incoming call, missed call, email and SMS alerts, MP3 song titles and track ID information. The V112 includes a touchscreen covering the mirasol display. The paring of the mirasol display with the touchscreen on the Inventec V112 will enable users to navigate on the main display, including the management of standard call features and the system's MP3 player. Using the mirasol display, you can now tap commands such as play, pause and browse song library for the MP3 player function, as well as make and accept calls, search your call log and respond to message alerts. Based on Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) MSM7201A(TM) chipset, the V112 is a Windows phone and has GPS, MP3, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, as well as a three megapixel camera and messaging support.
"We are excited to be the first to bring this innovative new technology to the European marketplace," said Dr. Chung-Hung Pan, vice president of Inventec Corporation, Mobile Business Unit. "Taking advantage of the ability to conserve power by incorporating Qualcomm's mirasol display was an obvious decision for Inventec. Saving power with the mirasol display will benefit not only customers eager to maximize battery life between charges, but also mobile phone operators looking to increase available revenue time - the more the phone is on and viewable, the more carrier customers will utilize its services and features."
Based on reflective technology, Qualcomm's mirasol displays use significantly less energy than traditional displays. The display's nature-based design lends to low power consumption and high reflectivity, offering consumers extended battery life and superior outdoor visibility. The display's bistable nature allows for near-zero power usage in situations where the display image is unchanged.