Samsung introduced its first eBook reader in the UK.
Samsung E60 is a slightly modified version of the Samsung SNE-60K, which hit Korean stores at the beginning of this year, and goes on sale online at WHSmith for 199.99. It will hit the highstreet stores August 26.
Samsung recently visited the TechRadar HQ where we have a little fun with the E60 and E65 Samsung, which will soon come with built-in QWERTY keyboard.
Lets the show time.
Samsung E60 is pack 2 GB of internal memory enough to store 1,200 books expansion slot for SD cards, and 802.11b / g Wi-Fi. You will be able to use this Wi-Fi connection to download books and newspapers from the store WHSmith eBook, as well as content to share with other readers via eBook Samsung Emolink options.
So far, so utterly predictable time.
There is no 3G, as nowhere to be seen(we had no comment answer when asked whether the upcoming 3G version), while the other me- too features include functionality for application letter books, MP3 support for listening to music while reading, as well as support for all standard formats including ePub eBook, PDF, and TXT.
This will appeal to those people who already have a large collection of e-books in PDF format and do not want to buy.
Well, there also option to convert text to speech, which children will read a book for you if you sound parenting is not in the bag.
So what do we think about the E60? This is a plain little piece of kit, thats for sure. It works very much like the Samsung sliderphone including the screen slides up to reveal more controls underneath.
Its also very solid, with nice legible e-paper display(800600) and has a firm feel to it? C would have to give it a really good valve, if you want to break what is important, if youre going at this with you on the tube every day.
For this purpose, but also not too heavy, but it is still much larger and more cumbersome than the average paperback, thats for sure.
The interface is fairly easy to navigate? C is very similar in fact to those found on eBook readers with the likes of Sony and Amazon? C, which means that it also suffers from the same drawbacks
Ebook Readers use the power only after a party or navigate the menu system, so use any static power. Ideal for obvious reasons? C batteries will last for 7,000 page turns but the drawback is that like most eBook readers, but not very flexible.
hand turns are not immediate, short but not uncomfortable gap between demand and turn the pages are displayed side. We were told that the E60 is more flexible than the other eBook readers, but please vary the performance is comparable to other eBook readers have seen this year.
Samsung E65 soon with QWERTY keyboard
All of this brings us down, how much it costs. It is available in whsmith.co.uk from today to 199.99, which is a piece of many Dosh, if thats us.
This is the same price as the version of Wi-Fi iRiver Story , which is also available in WHSmith.
contrast new Amazon Kindle is set to cost only 109 for the version without Wi-Fi and 149 for the free version of 3G.
How Samsung, iRiver, and the rest expect anyone to shell out 200 pounds in the face of this, simply can not comprehend.
Via: Hands: a review of Samsung E60
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