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Old 05-25-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Ectaco shows off the Jetbook K12 and K12 Color at Book Expo

http://goodereader.com/blog/e-reader...-at-book-expo/



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During Book Expo America 2011 we managed to get a brief look at the new Jetbook K12 and K12 Color from Ectaco. The Jetbook K12 is billed as an educational e-reader with tons more functionality then previous models that Ectaco has released. They also were showing off the massively interesting K12 Color. Sadly right now it is only available in Russia and the Ukraine.

The K12 is a total student device aimed at the highschool crowd. It comes with all sorts of SAT and ACT prep course material, crossword puzzles, math and science reference books, and an interactive course in US History and Facts. Its also got built-in books from 50 State Reading Lists.

Ectaco also briefly showed as the K12 Color e-reader which looked much akin to the Hanvon 9.7 inch color e-reader we saw at CES. This one is a students device on crack! It logs you in and out of the school as you are in the specific geo-location. It will have notes and dictionary functions! It is being billed as a more advanced device and is only available in the Motherland (Russia)

I didn't find information about color e-book reader on jetBook K-12 website
http://www.jetbookk12.com/
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Thanks Kris!

I would prefer my jetBook Lite to any of these newer models.

It's not clear to me what the sales pitch of the K12 is, other than its pre-loaded texts relevant to high school students.

When will we hear about the jetBook+?
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that is Hanvon's model with Ectaco branding. Thats interesting since they say it will only be available in China for now, which is Hanvon's market to begin with. Why would Hanvon do that?....
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that is Hanvon's model with Ectaco branding. Thats interesting since they say it will only be available in China for now, which is Hanvon's market to begin with. Why would Hanvon do that?....
Sadly right now it is only available in Russia and the Ukraine
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Thanks Kris!

I would prefer my jetBook Lite to any of these newer models.

It's not clear to me what the sales pitch of the K12 is, other than its pre-loaded texts relevant to high school students.

When will we hear about the jetBook+?
It looks like Ectaco didn't show jetBook+ on BEA and no information on their website. jetBook K-12 has many other features, not only preloaded books:

see below:
http://www.jetbookk12.com/features/

Speed Reading: Your ability to read quickly and accurately is directly correlated with your ability to acquire and use information. The speed reading program on the jetBook K-12 will help your reading speed and comprehension skills.

Reference Guides: Great help for Math, Physics, Geometry, Algebra, Biology and Earth Science. These guides are packed with tons of information on each subject and are specifically designed to teach complicated subject areas as well as provide a quick reference.

US History Course: Perfect for History students, foreign exchange students, and anyone immigrating to the US. The course is fully interactive so it makes learning fun and engaging with thorough lessons and exams.


- 50 US States Reading List
- Ability to play audio files including your favorite audio Books
- Spanish Text Translation: Type in a sentence to get an instant translation
- English and Spanish Grammar course
- Fully interactive periodic table of elements
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Sadly right now it is only available in Russia and the Ukraine
oh hahaha my bad
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I might have interest in that!
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I got this google alert today on "jetBook K-12"

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/14725086...ational-market

it seems Hanvon only makes the colored jetBook for Ectaco.
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Thanks X. I gather that Ectaco is supplying the firmware.
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Thanks X. I gather that Ectaco is supplying the firmware.
looks like they have to be doing the entire software system.

im excited to see more of this as i have never seen color eink used in any production model so far.

the fact thats its for education will probably mean it'll be souped up with all sorts of extras
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Is the K-12 the usual reflective TFT screen?
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Picture of the K-12 with colors showing (stolen from the thread in the Jetbook Forum.)

If it'd support all the usual jetBook formats (and perhaps CHM added to the list) it looks like what I have been waiting for in a larger format color eReader. Why Russia/Ukraine only? That screenshot is in english so it can't be a translation thing.
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Picture of the K-12 with colors showing (stolen from the thread in the Jetbook Forum.)

If it'd support all the usual jetBook formats (and perhaps CHM added to the list) it looks like what I have been waiting for in a larger format color eReader. Why Russia/Ukraine only? That screenshot is in english so it can't be a translation thing.
They probably have a simpler process to bring a product to market there.
Their version of a capitalist market place is much newer than most, so there
could be fewer hurtles in the way, and fewer palms to grease. Ectaco has
been very active in that market for a long time and are relatively well established,
there. They have the connections with the academic bureaucracy, from some of
their previous projects in the area.

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