I’ve been flying the flag for eBooks for some time now so was excited to learn about a new model we’re going to get on our shores. Sure it’s no Amazon Kindle DX, but it does play a variety of files- JPEG, PDF, EPUB, TXT. Sadly there’s no compatibility for LIT files, but hey, you can’t have everything.
Under the colourful chassis you have a 500MHz processor, with 1GB of storage and it can take SD cards of up to 4GB, which is a lot of books. The screen is 6 inches, which is standard for eBooks, but it does offer eight shades of eInk which places it above the eBook and on the same level as the Sony Reader,
It’s available in a wide variety of colours as well which is pretty impressive and there are eight shades to choose from, with pink, red, blue and violet all putting in an appearance,
And that’s all folks. Yes, there’s no Wi-Fi, touchscreen or keyboard, but then there doesn’t really need to be- as you can connect via USB to charge it, and then you have a lovely looking piece of kit that should last for around 8000 page turns.
Currently $249 from Cool Readers and UK bound soon for an expected pricepoint of £189 in late May.[via Pocket Lint]
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