At the Society for Information Display's annual conference this week in Seattle, Qualcomm MEMS Technologies is demonstrating prototypes of a screen that ... shows video in color, and under full sunlight, but without draining the battery. The display will be in products by the end of the year.
These displays generate color by harnessing the interference effects that occur when light bounces off certain structures.
Displays based on 'structural color' have lower power consumption through eliminating the need for a backlight (also improves visibility in bright light) as compared to LCD devices like the iPad, and fast response as compared to the E-Ink displays.
Mirasol displays are currently being produced for a limited number of monochrome devices.