One of MR's more observant members noticed
that JCPenney is selling an ebook reader on its website
. It's not listed as being in stock, and I spent some time Googling it.
We don't have much detail yet because so far as I can tell this device hasn't been announced yet. I found the company's website
, but it's not up yet. I found it in the Google cache
This is the detail we have so far:
- 5" backlit color screen
- Adobe DE support
- 1GB memory
- SD card slot
- discount coupon for BooksonBoard
- product description says it can "read books, play music and videos"
and it's showing a sale price of $129.99. If that price is for real then I might get one.
P.S. I'm attaching the JCPenney product page just in case it's taken down.
I believe the company behind the Simplicit is SPI Inc
, a small tech company based in Dallas, Texas. It's not completely clear whether this company develops its products independently or re brands the products it licenses.
I just heard back from Books on Board. Yes, that is their coupon. They were a little puzzled about why the product page was up. The last they had heard was that the device wasn't ready yet.The release had been pushed back until Spring.