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Hanvon WISEreader E920 High-Resolution e-Book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on January 9th, 2011

Hanvon is readying their first high-resolution e-Book reader, the ‘WISEreader E920′ for the already crowded mass market. The device is due to be out in June 2011 and will feature a 9.7-inch display with a 200 dpi resolution.

Other features include a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), a text-to-speech function, Chinese to English translation and a long-lasting battery good for up to 15 days in standby mode or over 10,000 pages of reading. There’s no info on pricing yet though.

DoCoMo Sharp SH-07C e-Book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2010

The Sharp SH-07C e-Book reader is now available in Japan via DoCoMo’s network. The device weighs in at 240 grams and the 3G e-Book reader features a 5.5-inch color LCD with a 1024×600 resolution.

Some other features include 32GB of internal storage space and support for the new XMDF eBook format. Sadly, we don;t have any info on pricing or availability yet. When we hear something, we’ll let you know.

Ectaco jetBook mini is a budget-friendly e-Book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

If you’re looking for a new e-Book reader, but need one at an affordable price, check out the jetBook mini from Ectaco. Sure, that design looks like it is made for a child, but cheapskates can’t be choosers. This baby is priced at just $99.95.

It comes equipped with a 5-inch TFT display, an SD card slot (up to 2GB), clock and date functions, adjustable font sizes, a multi-language interface and it runs on 4 AAA batteries which are included.

Sharp to release e-book reader to compete with the iPad

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2010

Sharp’s President Mikio Katayama has said that their upcoming e-reader will be a rival for the Apple iPad. That’s quite a boast. Hopefully it will live up to the hype. This new device is being readied to hit the market before the year is over.

We know that this e-book reader will use a color LCD display with a new file format for e-books called XMDF. XMDF will use video and music along with basic text. It may even be 3D capable, since Sharp is behind the Nintendo 3DS display.

Netronix PocketBook 602 e-book Reader hits the FCC

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on August 5th, 2010

The Netronix PocketBook 602 e-book reader has been approved by the FCC, like a freshly born child smacked on the butt and sent on it’s way. That means that this eReader will be available in the US market very soon.

The device features a 6-inch e-Ink display with a 532MHz Freescale ARM11 processor, optional Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G/3.5G wireless data and a customized Linux OS. The Netronix PocketBook 602 also supports PDF, ePUB, FB2, HTML, TXT, PRC, MOBI, RTF, DOC, JPG, and MP3 file formats. It looks pretty good in black.

Lenovo Tianji EB-605 e-Book Reader

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2010

The rumors of a Lenovo eBook reader have been circulating for awhile now, and now we have word that it will be called the Lenovo Tianji EB-605. It’s not confirmed yet officially, but it’s a 6-inch device that should cost under $300.

See that SIM card icon at the top of the display? That probably means that it supports 3G. Some other features are a 400MHz Samsung ARM CPU and support for DF, CHM, EPUB, TXT, HTM, HTML, RTF, PDF, DJVU, MOBI, and PRC formats. Hopefully we will know more soon.

Apple and HarperCollins negotiating e-book deal for tablet

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

According to The Wall Street Journal, publishing company HarperCollins is in talks with Apple about bringing e-books to Apple’s rumored tablet. You know, the one that’s expected to be the focus of its January 27th event. That tablet.

Apparently other publishing companies have been in talks with Apple as well. Sure, e-book readers are what it’s all about at the moment, but soon after it will be all about being integrated into slates. It’s still unconfirmed and just a rumor, but this one makes logical sense and gels with what we’ve been hearing.


More details on the ASUS DR-570 color e-book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2010

We have some more details on the color ASUS DR-570 e-book reader that showed up over the weekend. In addition to WiFi, 3G, and 122-hour real world battery life, you can also expect lightning quick 0.03 second page turns. In case you’re wondering that’s about 23 times faster than the Kindle and its competition.

It also sports 4GB of onboard storage with SDHC expansion, 512MB of SDRAM, and a 1,530mAh battery. That’s not all, it also has a built-in RSS reader, audio/video/Flash player, text to speech engine, and a built-in web browser. The device will hit before the end of the year. Apparently there is also online video streaming support via Amazon video on demand, 3D gaming and navigation, “One stop shopping for books, video, music,” and support for ePub, PDF, txt, MP3, MP4, and AVI content formats.

Barnes and Noble’s color Plastic Logic e-book reader, Spring 2010

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 9th, 2009

Barnes and Noble's color Plastic Logic e-book reader, Spring 2010Plastic Logic’s e-book reader, all set to roll out in spring next year, will power the Barnes & Noble e-book reader application. Looks like this is basically an older model with a color display. It sounds like the B&N application will also be available for cellphones including the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

Plastic Logic is also boasting that their next color reader is about to hit the market soon, where it will be the “first to market with a large, flexible color display”.

Samsung SNE-50K E-Book Reader

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2009

Samsung SNE-50K E-Book ReaderSamsung is jumping headfirst into the e-book reader market with the SNE-50K, hoping to compete with the Kindle. The device weighs 200 grams and comes with 512MB of internal memory built in, which will hold about 400 books. Some other features include a 5″ display with 800 x 600 resolution and a battery life that will last 4,320 pages.

It also doubles as a notepad, which the Kindle doesn’t do, while being attractively slim at just 9mm. Unlike Amazon’s Kindle, the SNE-50K doesn’t provide over the air content download, but you can feed it whatever you want with conversion software.