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Old 01-03-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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New future models?

Ok, i was browsing the Jinke site and saw this: http://www.jinke.com.cn/Compagesql/E...pro/newpro.asp

Now, is there any chance Astak could bring the A9 model to US? I would buy one of those (either touchscreen [A9t] or keyboard [A9k])

More info about 9" model here: http://www.jinke.com.cn/Compagesql/E...tail.asp?id=44
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Good find. I assume some or all of these will be coming to the US as EZ Readers. This is first mention I am aware of for Capacitive Multi-Touch screens on an ebook reader.

The 9" screen devices seem like scaled up versions of the 6". Amazon did the same with the Kindle, but I'm not sure it is the best approach. I would still like to see a 9" that relies only on the touch screen.

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Can't wait for the Astak versions of these... sign me up!
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Well, I will let you know what I think when I return from CES. I am surprised they leaked these this early but it is interesting.

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OMG they finally update their page away from the expected 2007 release of the V9 series.

Love the idea of the A9. Might be exactly what I am after. Interestingly they will be using a Sipix screen instead of the Vizplex in the current range (I wonder how they differ). Looking forward to reviews etc in the coming weeks.
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This is good news and a very nice find. I am hoping Astak brings these to the US soon after CES. I am now feeling better about waiting to buy my first reader. My wife thinks I am obsessing. I bought my usual two books from Amazon this week. My travel for this year begins this week and I wish I didn't have to lug these heavy books around airports.

So far, Astak has probably got my business after CES.
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Good find. I assume some or all of these will be coming to the US as EZ Readers. This is first mention I am aware of for Capacitive Multi-Touch screens on an ebook reader.

The 9.7" screen devices seem like scaled up versions of the 6". Amazon did the same with the Kindle, but I'm not sure it is the best approach. I would still like to see a 9.7" that relies only on the touch screen.
Well acording Jinke site it says is 9", not 9.7" (i wish im wrong and it really is 9,7 ). I just sended a mail to Jinke asking about format support on the A6/A9, lets hope they can give me that info before the CES
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Well acording Jinke site it says is 9", not 9.7" (i wish im wrong and it really is 9,7 ). I just sended a mail to Jinke asking about format support on the A6/A9, lets hope they can give me that info before the CES
It does not sound like 9.7. The resolution on the 9.7 screen is 1200x825 and this one is only 1024x768, still a lot larger than a 6" screen.

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It does not sound like 9.7. The resolution on the 9.7 screen is 1200x825 and this one is only 1024x768, still a lot larger than a 6" screen.
I agree. I initially missed the reference to SiPix and this seems to be their first E-Book application. Sipix's High Resolution Displays page has images from Polymer Vision, which was originally going to produce a device based on Vizplex EInk film.
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This is sure an interesting find....Hopefully it will come here in US. I'll be interested with this one.
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I have built preliminary pages in the wiki for the Hanlin A6, Hanlin A9 and SiPix.

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Hopefully this isn't a "stupid" comment, but from what I can see there will be 2 versions of each offered...one with a keyboard and one with a touchscreen. I gathered this from the model numbers (one ending in "t" and one ending in "K"). So this really means 4 new eReaders, right?

I strongly suspected something along this line...now to just find out what online book service they will be compatible with....
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Would 9" handle pdfs well? I mean that's something I would go for.
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Would 9" handle pdfs well? I mean that's something I would go for.
I would imagine so. Going off the KindleDX e-ink screen which is 140x203mm. An A5 page is 148x210mm. I print the academic readings to two-to-a-A4 page (side by side) which is approx A5 size and it reads fine. So given the e-ink screen size I imagine that it would handle A4 pages shrunk down without to much hassle.

What would be a nice feature is the ability on these larger screen ereaders is to crop the pages ie: remove white-space border when reading, essentially allow for a "zoom" increase. I guess only hands on reviews will definitely answer our questions.
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At the SiPix site it says it has: "eye-catching readability" and "high contrast & reflectivity."
I wonder if the SiPix will have a higher contrast than e-ink.
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