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Old 07-13-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Ectaco jetBook Mini?!?!?!

Ok, so I’m probably not supposed to post this but I work in Target, (tar-shhay as we like to call it in the business) and I saw a stack of coupons in the back for energizer and what looked to be an eReader on it. It showed a few pictures of an eReader I have never seen before and it said “jetBook Mini” on it. I took one of the coupons and took a few pics of it. Is this an obvious new eReader or something from Ectaco I would think. Behold jetBook Mini, right!?!?





Pics courtesy of my new iPhone!!
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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I'm liking the design.
It "vaguely" reminds me of a certain reader out there I'm very fond of.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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Looks kind of like a pocketbook 360!

Has anyone heard or read anything about a jetBook Mini? At first i thought the coupon meant "jetbook, mini eReader device" and had dome random eReader pic on it but if you look close on the side of the device it says "jetBook Mini".
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The other thing that caught my eye is that it apparently runs on AAA bateries.
I wonder if its eInk or LCD. AAA batteries for LCD sounds... ambitious.

And yes, the black one had me thinking PB360 all the way.
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #5
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I would say this is a fantastic leak, if legit.
70 hours for a reader on AA or AAA? Fascinating.

And I thought 5" for the jetBook was already "mini". I wonder what this will turn out to be.

Edit: the AAA pack may have just been an easier comp...could be AA that the Mini uses, as we know that's what the JBL uses.

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Lol i didn't even notice about the AAA batteries until you just said something.. The coupon make it hard to tell what kind of screen it is or the size. Its hard to see perspective.
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Lol i didn't even notice about the AAA batteries until you just said something.. The coupon make it hard to tell what kind of screen it is or the size. Its hard to see perspective.
My question for you is...are there any dates for the coupon?
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Looks like you have a scoop-- Google finds just this post, and other blogs already linking to this post. Hope nobody comes after you for it.

Whatever size screen it is, I want an orange one.
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A reader using AAA batteries? Amazing. Wait, what are "lithium" AAA batteries?
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Wait, what are "lithium" AAA batteries?
Single use. Not rechargeable.
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Looks like you have a scoop-- Google finds just this post, and other blogs already linking to this post. Hope nobody comes after you for it.

Whatever size screen it is, I want an orange one.
Dibs on green.
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I just want a cheap one...
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Hm, wonder if there is anything we can deduce from the text on the display, Watson? The story being displayed is

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle and the first line of text after the title and author is "I had called upon my friend Sherlock", which is 36 characters. Around 16 lines (maybe 18, depending on the spacing between title, author, and body.)
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Is there a price quoted anywhere on the ad?
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