November 11, 2008

New eBook Reader “BeBook” appears

Original Post from May 15th 2008.

Well, leaving behind the French Bookeen Cybook (previous post), let's now move onto Holland/Netherlands and take a look at the BEBOOK by dutch company Endless Ideas. Slowly, step by step we'll cover the world in eReader manufacturers. This is the second Dutch one, iRex being the first.

Engadget states: "Coming in at a hefty €330 (or $510), this one ditches newfangled features like built-in WiFi or EV-DO, with it choosing instead to focus on basic features like a six-inch E Ink display, 512MB of internal memory, and an SD card slot for expansion. You'll also get support for all the usual document and image formats, as well as some basic MP3 playback functionality. If that somehow sounds like the e-book reader you've been waiting for, you can order one now and get free worldwide shipping."

Any major difference with the Cybook Gen3 and other look-alikes with 6" e-Ink screen must be in the second level of spec details I think! One nice touch is that they offer Worldwide free shipping. They also seem to have good language support with built-in menu languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Chinese, Russian, Ukraine, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Bulgarian, Estonian, Polish.

Their own web-site for this device can be found here.

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