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E-book Reader Devices John Tillapaugh

  1. 1. E-book Reader Devices John Tillapaugh
  2. 2. E-book readers <ul><li>Used to display e-books. </li></ul><ul><li>Each reader displays a different format of an e-book. </li></ul><ul><li>Several available, quite expensive </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-book Readers/Devices <ul><li>Franklin eBookMan </li></ul><ul><li>Sony E-book Reader </li></ul><ul><li>iRex iLiad </li></ul><ul><li>STAReBOOK </li></ul><ul><li>HanLin </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>Bookeen </li></ul>
  4. 4. Franklin eBookMan <ul><li>Came out in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Standard PDA functions </li></ul><ul><li>Plays audiobooks and other audio </li></ul><ul><li>Touch screen </li></ul><ul><li>R&D stopped in 2002, but you can still buy them for $99.95. </li></ul><ul><li>Open source, people still make programs for them. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Franklin eBookMan
  6. 6. Sony Reader <ul><li>64MB ram </li></ul><ul><li>Linux OS </li></ul><ul><li>6 inch e-ink display, 167 DPI with 4 levels of gray </li></ul><ul><li>SD/MMC/Memory Stick slot </li></ul><ul><li>Headphone jack, USB port </li></ul><ul><li>It supports: BBeB (its proprietary format), PDF, TXT, RTF, JPG, PNG, MP3, AAC. </li></ul><ul><li>$349.99 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sony Reader
  8. 8. Sony Connect <ul><li>>10,000 ebooks, download and put onto the reader </li></ul>
  9. 9. iRex iLiad <ul><li>From Rex Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Intel XScale 400Mhz CPU, 64MB RAM, 128 Flash Memory, Linux OS, 8.1 inch 1024x768 16 grayscale e-ink display, pen-abled touch screen, MMC and SD slot, 802.11g for service connection, audio headphone jack, USB port, and rechargeable battery. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports PDF, HTML, XHTML, TXT, and MP3. Costs 649€, which equates to $844! </li></ul>
  10. 10. iRex iLiad
  11. 11. STAReBOOK <ul><li>From eREAD </li></ul><ul><li>512MB SC card included, 6-inch screen e-ink display. </li></ul><ul><li>Faster page turning than the Sony and iLiad, headphone jack, and only supports STK and MP3 formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs $420 and comes from a new company eREAD. </li></ul>
  12. 12. STAReBOOK
  13. 13. HanLin <ul><li>From Jinke Technologies (Japan) </li></ul><ul><li>Wolf Mini OS, 200 MHz Samsung ARM processor, 32MB SDRAM and 64MB NAND flash memory </li></ul><ul><li>800 by 600 6-inch display with another separate 254 by 96 touch display with a touchable keyboard, SD slot, USB port, headphone jack, and MP3 player. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses e-ink technology and supports PDF, HTML, DOC, TXT, and XLS. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs $349. </li></ul>
  14. 14. HanLin
  15. 15. Amazon Kindle <ul><li>600 x 800 6-inch 4-levels of gray e-ink display, 256MB internal storage, SD slot, headphone jack, AC power and rechargeable battery, USB port, keyboard, and scroll wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon has yet to release information about when it will be available and how much it will cost. </li></ul><ul><li>Rumor = cost less than $100? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Amazon Kindle
  17. 17. Bookeen <ul><li>French based company. </li></ul><ul><li>6-inch 800 by 600 LCD display which is touch sensitive and can be displayed portrait or landscape, Linux OS, Samsung Arm 9 200 MHz, 16MB RAM and 64MB Flash, USB port, headphone jack </li></ul><ul><li>Supports XHTML, PDF, and MP3 formats </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bookeen
  19. 19. Possible e-book readers? <ul><li>iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>PDA devices, Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>T-mobile Ameo </li></ul>
  20. 20. Conclusion <ul><li>e-book reader market is still young. </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly limited number of readers available to consumers. </li></ul><ul><li>Most offer MP3 playback, trying to offer a multi-function device is important. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t see it going anywhere due how expensive they are and their limited features. </li></ul>