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Old 09-05-2006, 12:52 AM   #1
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Device: Treo 650/iRex iLiad
JCNIP M218A e-book device coming this month

Sometimes we feel like a kid in a candy store when there's a new e-book reader hitting the market. Thanks to member each for the heads-up:

Got some good news from a Chinese e-book forum: JCNIP will release a new e-book device by the end of September (first in small volume shipments only). So far we only got a rough photo of an industrial prototype and some details:
  • Model: M218A
  • CPU: ARM9 200MHz
  • Display and screen: 5-inch, the display technology is still unknown, but someone from inside said it has licensed an all-new Japanese technology
  • Resolution and color: VGA 640 x 480, 16-gray scale display
  • Memory card slot: SD card
  • Battery: 2750mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion (unreplaceable, different battery models available for customers)
  • Battery charge time: PC USB 7 hours ; AC charger 4 hours
  • Maximum battery life: up to 25 hours
  • OS: Linux
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 110mm x 11mm (154mm x 110mm x 13.5mm with battery attached)
  • Weight: 215 gram (depends on what kind of battery model)
  • Formats: EBA, TXT, WOF, PDF, HTML, EBAML(EBA2.0), BMP, JPG, GIF, Animated GIF, MP3
  • Connectivity: USB, (WiFi in a next model)
  • Price: under 2,500 CNY (about USD $300)
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