November 14, 2008

ETACO updates JetBook eBook reader - for travelers

I covered the initial introduction of the ETACO JetBook eBook reader, with it's monochrome LCD display, in my original post.

At the end of October they announced an update on it in their press release, which explains the update consists of:-
  • Now Includes Fodor's Travel Guide
  • Support for International Digital Publishing Forum's (IDPF) epub format
  • MobiPocket eBook format support
and is due to hit the streets in Q1 2009.

It will be interesting to see how they do with they're unique approach and different choice of display technology.

I haven't had the chance yet to see one in the flesh to evaluate the display (and the rest of it), but if it lives up to it's publicity shots then the display looks good.

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