Cal-Comp Reveals Design of Low-power Mobile Phone Featuring a mirasol Display
Handset Geared to Deliver Energy-efficient Display Technology in 2009
Cal-Comp Electronics, a unit of Taiwan’s Kinpo Electronics, and Qualcomm MEMS Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), today announced design specifications of the newly revealed Cal-Comp iT-810 handset featuring Qualcomm’s mirasol™ display. The iT-810 handset will be showcased at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2009 in Booth B53, Hall 8.
The Cal-Comp iT-810 handset is a lightweight (74g), candy-bar style mobile phone that incorporates a 1.2-inch bichrome mirasol display with a resolution of 130 ppi (128 x 96 pixels). The iT-810 stands apart from similar handset designs by consuming less power, thereby enabling extended usage between charges. The iT-810 will provide Cal-comp customers with a dynamic handset with which they can access contact information, send text messages, make phone book entries, and view time and date across a broad range of lighting environments, including direct sunlight.
“The Cal-Comp iT-810 featuring a mirasol display is designed to be an affordable handset coupled with one of the most innovative display technologies on the market,” said Peter Pan, vice president of the wireless and telecommunications business unit of Cal-Comp Electronics. “The mobile phone continues to serve as a primary communications tool in emerging markets, and we are confident that our customers will quickly recognize the benefits of the low power consumption and enhanced readability afforded by mirasol display technology.”
“The inclusion of mirasol displays in the iT-810 is an exciting opportunity for us,” said Jim Cathey, vice president of business development for Qualcomm MEMS Technologies. “This collaboration with Cal-Comp Electronics further illustrates the growing global adoption of mirasol displays. We look forward to expanding the customer base for products that incorporate mirasol displays through the delivery of handsets such as the iT-810.”
Based on a reflective technology called interferometric modulation (IMOD ), mirasol displays harness ambient light and require no backlighting, thereby consuming significantly less power than standard display technologies.
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