[FoRK] The 'weFound' kindle 2 knock off

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Jul 14 19:05:03 PDT 2009


Unless the photographer was really bad, that is not the same screen.  
Still, nice!  How about a DX knockoff for $200???  Just give me full 
page PDF with enough resolution and speed, and I'm happy.

sdw

Bill Stoddard wrote:
>
> 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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