[FoRK] The 'weFound' kindle 2 knock off

Bill Stoddard wgstoddard at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 18:54:57 PDT 2009


http://www.digitaleastasia.com/2009/07/14/chinese-firm-introduces-its-own-kindle-like-device-at-tokyo-publishing-fair/

"Founder’s e-reader, called the weFound, looks very much like the Kindle 
2 with a similar 6-inch and the same exact black and white e-ink screen. 
Its major difference will be in its method for loading content onto the 
device. The weFound uses a SIM card so books can be directly downloaded 
to the device and it also has a cellular modem that doesn’t restrict 
digital downloads to a single network. Finally the weFound is also built 
to display what’s known as double-byte characters which are essential 
for allowing Japanese, Chinese and Korean characters."

"It has been reported that the device will be priced at $200 and will be 
made available in China and Japan by the end of the year. "

Looks interesting...

Bill


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