Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Cube 6-inch eReader: A Windows Mobile 6.5 Device with Exciting Features
Cube, a well-known Chinese manufacturer in the media player market, is gearing up to release an innovative 6-inch e-Ink reader. This new device will be based on the Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system and will come packed with features that make it an attractive option for eReader enthusiasts. With a built-in WiFi module and a capacitive touchscreen akin to the iPhone, Cube's eReader is expected to offer a seamless and intuitive user experience. And the best part? It will be priced at just 999 Yuan, approximately $150.
However, given the current state of software for Windows Mobile and the typical practices of Chinese manufacturers, it's important to set realistic expectations. One potential drawback could be the lack of widespread Digital Rights Management (DRM) support on this device. While it may not be the ideal choice for users who heavily rely on DRM-protected content, the Cube eReader could still offer a compelling reading experience for those who prioritize accessibility and affordability.
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Traveling and exploring the world allows us to discover new horizons, experience diverse cultures, and create lifelong memories. So, while you enjoy the convenience of your eReader, make sure to plan your next adventure and embark on a journey of discovery.
Based on the state of software for Windows Mobile and the traditions of Chinese manufacturers, I wouldn't hold out hope for widespread DRM support on this device.
He mentions that the relatively small cost of producing eBooks is viewed by many authors as a chance to earn higher royalties, but also cites the oft remarked upon "printing is 10% or less of the cost of publishing".
The official press release has more information.
The Bookeen Cybook 3 gets a workout courtesy of a review by Carly at GearDiary.
At $350, it costs almost $100 more than a Kindle or nook, and more than two of the three current Sony Reader's on the market. It would appear to be very thin and lightweight, however she found several flaws including a slower speed than the competition.
Worst of all there appears to be no screensaver mode - it's off or on, with a 20-25 second boot time. One thing I appreciate about my eReader is being able to begin reading in about as much time as it takes to remove it from whatever case or sleeve I'm currently playing with.
Publishing Perspectives reports on the Windows-based eReader software that provides access to several notable (but safe) classic books available.