|05-11-2010, 07:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2010
samsung e60 - e61 in britain in july
no idea when it will be released in USA, hopefully before July. this is the one i've been waiting for. also seems to have jacked the price up a little from the promised $299. that sucks.
SAMSUNG E-BOOK READER LAUNCHES IN THE UK
Wi-Fi enabled SNE-60 available for pre-order on the high street in the coming months
London, UK – May 11 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is set to start the distribution of its new e-Book Readers with partnerships with leading high street retailers later this year. The range will be stocked online and in stores with the new 6", Wi-Fi enabled SNE-60 e-Book Reader, available to pre-order from selected high street retailers in the coming months.
Smaller than a hardback, the Samsung e-Book Reader SNE-60 can store over 1,200 books on the internal memory while giving the option of increasing the capacity thanks to the SD memory card slot. Samsung's e-Book Reader devices are the only devices currently on the market with wireless connectivity. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g allows users to download content such as books and newspapers from a server wirelessly, as well as to share content with other devices.
Unlike other e-Book Reader devices, Samsung's SNE-60 uses handwriting functionality to allow users to annotate their reading selections, calendars and notes with a built-in electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen. This dedicated pen prevents mistypes caused by hands and other objects that may graze the screen's surface. A variety of pen and eraser thicknesses makes the Samsung e-Book Reader perfect for drawing and writing.
"Samsung's arrival to the e-Book Reader market is significant as we are bringing unique functionality to this developing market. The addition of Wi-Fi and accurate handwriting functionality to e-Book Readers will take the user-experience to a new level and ensure e-Books Readers continue to grow in popularity," said Graham Long, Vice President of Samsung's IT Business Division.
The e-Book Reader is equipped with an e-paper display similar to real paper to enable a clearer display even outdoors. Many other functions are also included to provide an effective reading environment. The global e-Book formats ePub, PDF and TXT are all supported, and the built-in dictionaries can be used just by touching the screen with the stylus.
A built-in MP3 player function allows users to listen to an audio book, or to listen to music whilst reading a book. In addition, Samsung's unique "Text-to-Speech" engine can read a book with accurate pronunciations for users who are driving or in noisy environments.
|05-12-2010, 04:30 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650 & 505 & 500
Samsung E60 is nice.
I wonder how good its battery life and whether it suffers from the same touch screen problems as Sony Readers.
On the other hand Samsung E61 is an abomination!
Only Two Things Are Infinite, The Universe and Human Stupidity, and I'm Not Sure About The Former.
|05-12-2010, 10:31 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2010
Device: ASUS EeeNote
The Korean firmware version 1006.4 has been released for the SNE-60 (E6). That makes it the third firmware version available for this reader.
The firmware is encrypted with two different, 2 byte XOR keys. The first key encrypts the bootloader and linux kernel, while the other key encrypts the squashfs v4 filesystem.
Finally, the E6 is listed as available for pre-order at J&R Music World.
Hopefully, with the firmware encryption broken, we can figure out how to add our own programs to this device.
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