“LG has shown off some innovative technology for e-readers like solar power, but hasn’t gotten a device to market yet. According to reports, they will join the e-reader marketplace with a new device due to arrive at the same time as Apple’s iPad.
The new e-reader is set to debut in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in April. Their CEO for MEA KW Kim didn’t exactly say that the product is an e-reader. He only said that “[the product] will compete with Apple and Amazon.” The only other thing that Amazon makes besides the Kindle seems to be money.”
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Check out this video of eReaders debuted at the CES:
Great info if you’re planning to buy an eReader!
Here’s a CNN article about the CES show, and all the new eReaders that are being introduced:
On October 19, Spring Design announced Alex™, the first eReader based on Google Android, and featuring full browser capabilities and a patented dual screen interaction technology, the Duet Navigator™. With multimedia links, Alex livens up text, adding a new dimension to your reading experience! The dual-screen display design joins the efficiency of reading on a monochrome EPD (electronic paper display) screen with dynamic hyperlinked multimedia information and third party input on a secondary color LCD screen, opening a rich world of Internet content that will support the text on the main screen.
Alex is the first Google Android-based electronic reading device to provide full Internet browsing via Wi-Fi or mobile networks such as 3G, EVDO/CDMA and GSM. With dual-screen, multi-access capability, Alex provides the entire Web universe as a handy reference library, prompting users to delve into its vast information base to complement, clarify, and enhance what you are reading. A removable SD card provides extensive storage capability, allowing the expansion of text with multimedia “add on” editions.
Ideal for professional, educational and entertainment markets, Alex will transform the reader’s experience with images, videos and notes inserted as ‘Web grabs.’ You can even create your own images and notes and capture them to augment the original text. Or you can just “grab” relevant content with Link Notes™, an innovative multimedia authoring tool to enhance multimedia publishing.
“This is the start of a whole new experience of reading content on e-books, potentially igniting a whole new industry in multimedia e-book publishing for secondary authors to create supplementary content that is hyper linked to the text. We are bringing life to books with audio, video, and annotations,” said Dr. Priscilla Lu, CEO of Spring Design. “This gives readers the ability to fully leverage the resources on the Web, and the tools available in search engines to augment the reading experience.”
THIS ONE SHOULD BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR!!!!