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ECTACO jetBook Color due in January

With the number of e-reader and tablet hybrids being introduced in the market these days, you might get confused as to which one to get. Well, you can always check our previous posts here as we’ve featured quite a few choices this year. However, if what you want is something that is quite distinctive from the rest, then you may have to wait a couple of weeks more because in January, ECTACO jetBook Color will be due for just $500.

Equipped with a 9.7-inch, 1600X1200 Triton Color E Ink display and a Wi-Fi connection, this e-reader is actually a re-brand of China’s Hanvon reader that is available in Eastern Europe. Originally, this product was only focused on the education market since students no longer want bulky notebooks to keep track of their schedules or check homework. But because of its success in Eastern Europe, this will be released soon worldwide so that everyone, students and none-students alike, will be able to take advantage of this product that will eventually replace all paper textbooks.

Here’s the summary of features that you can expect from this colored e-reader:

* Triton Color E Ink screen
* 9.7″ Display
* 1600×1200 resolution
* Load Your Own Content
* Support for: Adobe DRM 9.1, ePub, Mobi, PRC, RTF, TXT, PDF, FB2, djvu, JPG, Gif, PNG, BMP (more to come)
* Wi-Fi enabled with browser
* Fluent Text-to-Speech can read you any book
* 10,000 page turns on a single charge
* Support via microSD for up to 32GB
* Sleek protective carrying case included
* Underline and highlight text
* 50-state reading list
* Fully interactive SAT course
* “Overdrive” library access
* Wireless access to online textbooks, and other resources
* Speed Reading course
* Talking Oxford Dictionaries
* Course of English and foreign language grammar
* Speech recognition and speech analysis Language Teacher and U-Learn courses that teach you a language step by step
* Pictured dictionaries for 38 languages
* Cross translator for 180 languages
* Vocabulary Builder
* Linguistic Crosswords
* Reference materials for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Earth Science
* Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
* Graphing and scientific calculators

January isn’t too far for you to get this gadget. But feel free to check out more ECTACO jetBook products here!

Listen and Read with Energy Sistem Multimedia Color Book

They say there are many ways to travel and explore the world. And one of the best ways to see the world is to travel, learn, and be entertained without literally getting on a bus, boat or a plane. All you need is a good reliable e-book reader for you to experience that express trip limited only by imagination. The new Energy Multimedia Color Book is one of the perfect medium to take you around the world without having to leave your favorite reading chair.

It can play eBooks, videos, music, and photos in a wide array of formats including TXT, HTML, PDF, EPUB, FB2, RTF, MOBI, CHM, DOC, WMA, MP3, JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, MP4, WMV, AVI, RMVB, FLV, ASF, 3GP, and MOV. It supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Linux, MacOS 9.x/X operating systems with OSD language compatibility from German, French, Greek, English, Italian, Portuguese, and Italian. Furthermore, the Energy Multimedia Color Book comes pre-loaded with 1500 universal literature classics available in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese. Reading can even be more enjoyable by simultaneously listening to your favorite music. You can adjust font into 5 different types, change zoom levels, adjust text margin, rotate screen, add page-marking and image viewer functions.

The Energy Multimedia Color Book features a multilingual user interface on its 5-inch TFT LCD screen with 800×480 resolution. It has 2GB internal memory that can accommodate up to 1300 eBooks, 4 hours of video or hundreds of songs. To store other favorite eBooks, images, videos, and songs, memory is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD cards. It also has built-in speakers and earphone connection. The Energy Multimedia Color Book recharges its 1800mAh Lithium battery through direct current jack or USB connection. The USB-DC and USB 2.0 cables, earphones, sleeve case, and user manual are included when you purchase an Energy Multimedia Color Book.

Find more Energy Sistem products here.

Gemei GM2000: Giving More Life to Your E-book Reader Experience

Like books with no graphics, only black and white texts, non-colored e-book readers can also get pretty boring. This is the reason Gemei thought of spicing up the e-book reading experiences of its consumers with colors. And now, it has introduced the Gemei GM2000—a colored e-book reader with a lot of appealing features.

The GM2000 can support different formats like TXT, PDF, CHM, HTM, PDB, and UMD formats. Other than these, it can support different music (MP3, WMA, APE, and FLAC) and picture (JPG, BMP, GIF, and PNG) formats as well. Lastly, it can also support font change and TTS functions. The said reader features a chinachip chip and boasts of faster response. It also has a video playback ability, able to support a maximum of 1920×1080 pixels playback, and supports various video formats like RM, RMVB, AVI, MKV, VCD, DVD, and MOVE. All these can be seen through the GM2000’s 7-inch 800×480 pixels touch screen LCD. The device has a 4GB memory, and it’s easy to get extra 32GB through a TF memory card. The device already includes built-in games, and it features speakers and microphone. It’s powered by a 2500mAh li-ion battery that will give you up to eight hours of continuous reading.

The Gemei GM2000 is already available by pre-order. If you order one, you’ll get the device, plus a USB cable, earphones, charger, and instruction manual. The HDMI cable and TV-Out cable are among the optional accessories you can choose from. While waiting for your GM2000, you may want to check out a similar E-book reader at Amazon.

Paradigm Shift EER-051D

Paradigm Shift, a progressive company established by a team of seasoned industry experts in product design, development, and marketing has just released something new– the world’s most affordable DRM compatible E-Book Reader Series. These Full Color LCD e-Book Readers seem like a very nice addition to the company’s cutting-edge e-reader. What makes these new Paradigm Shift products unique is their ability to read all main eBook formats including eBooks that are Adobe DRM encrypted.
Dubbed as the EER-051D, this Paradigm Shift product is made unique from other e-readers in the market by its 5” full color TFT high resolution display featuring enhanced contrast panel that makes reading easy and provides long battery life. This device also boasts a full gamut e-book format compatibility including UNICODE TXT, HTML, ANSI, DOC, EPUB, PDF, PDB, and FB2. When it comes to hardware specs, this e-reader is equipped with a photo viewer, MP3 and MP4 file support, FM tuner, and 2GB internal storage with an SD card slot for additional storage.

The EER-051D will be mass produced to cater the growing demands of OEM clients and importers. It will be available in pastel pink, white, pastel blue, black, pastel periwinkle, and silver case colors. The expected release of this product is by the end of May 2010 in major retailers in the USA via the company’s US distributor, Delstar Wholesale Electronics. The proposed MSRP for the EER-051D is $129.95. So if you’re interested in this new gizmo, you better start saving for this. It will, however, be available to OEM users for rebranding and reselling.

Samsung E-reader – The New Kid on the Block

New and more advanced e-readers are popping out everywhere like some gardener’s nightmare of uncontrolled crabgrass infestation in a humus rich lawn. But for book geeks out there, the more new e-readers, the more choices and the more intense the competition – all for the better of end consumers. One e-reader out there distinguishes itself from the sea of other newcomers, the new Samsung E-reader stands tall with its advanced features and revolutionary innovations. The very first e-reader from Samsung will feature a one of a kind electromagnetic resonance (EMR) pen which basically allows users to write on the reader’s screen like the conventional pen and paper books. Adding annotations and memos in the margins, and modifying e-books, periodicals and even images with direct handwriting are now possible with the EMR pen. Users can also add voice memo and audio annotations via the integrated voice recorder. The handwriting and voice recorder fully supports the included journal, scheduler and memo applications. An electronic dictionary is also readily available anytime even in between reading. The Samsung E-reader supports e-pub, PDF/a, TXT, bmp and jpg formats.

Samsung E-reader sports a compact slider form factor with a 6-inch e-ink display. The display is capable of 600×800 resolution with 8-Gray scale, perfect for reading indoors and outdoors. With the integrated front speakers and handy headphone jack, users can experience Samsung’s peerless text-to-speech (TTS) technology and built in mp3 player. Additional features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, 2GB internal memory (holds around 1,500 books) expandable to 16GB, and exclusive access to Barnes and Noble’s eBookstore.

Check out here for more details.