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Old 01-16-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Kentucky, USA
Device: ETI-2 (equiv. of eBookwise 1150)
Talking Bookeen producing eInk reader for Baen Bar - IF they get 1k orders

From Baen Bar:

This is the offer from Bookeen :

Bookeen offers for USD320:

- 1 Eink device

- 1 USB cable (the device can be charged through the USB connection)(*)

- 1 userís manual

- 1 Packaging

- Shipment is not included (**).

- 1 year warranty (please see terms of trade for more explanation) .

Supported format: RTF, HTML, PDF and PRC (No DRM).

Here is what we can propose for 1000 units at USD320:

The device specifications and mechanical design will be exactly the same as the Starebook (thinnest and lightest device).

To summarize:

Hardware :

Size: 4.7" x 7.4" x 0.3" (118 x 188 x 8 mm)

Weight: 6,3 ounces (183 g, battery included)

Screen: Black & White 4 level gray-scale Eink, 6", 600x800 pixels (170 dpi), Daylight readable, Portrait and landscape display capabilities

Sound: standard 3.5mm stereo headphone plug

Controls: buttons "ON/OFF", "Up ", "Down", "Right ", "Left", "Enter ", "Cancel", "Menu", "Music".

Battery: Rechargeable built-in Li-Polymer battery (800mAh) (8000 page flips battery life) rechargeable by USB

Processor: Samsung S3C2410 ARM 200MHz

ROM memory: 16 MB + 64 MB Data Flash

RAM memory: 16 MB

Connectivity: USB Client (v2.0)

Expandability: SD Card slot

Power Supply: USB

Color: white(*)

Logo: Bookeen (*)


Operating system: Linux

(*) can be changed but extra cost to be determined.

- Bookeen will provide patches, updates and upgrades for new format support. These software enhancements will be free as long as Bookeen doesnít need to pay any royalty to a software publisher. (For example : Macromedia provides Flash player for Bookeen eink device with a USD5 royalty fee then the update will not be free. Bookeen has developed its own support for CHM format then the update will be free)
Thought some people here were interested in this deal, so you might wanna head over there and be tallied if you're interested. This isn't an immediate thing - I think I saw a mention of 'September' at one point - but for a DRM-free ebook reader, I'm willing to wait a bit.
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