Printed from http://www.electronista.com

New iRex reader to add 10.2in screen, 3G

updated 11:40 am EDT, Fri September 19, 2008

iRex Reader 1000 Leak

iRex's hinted-at Monday launch of a next-generation reader will primarily compete in terms of sheer size and connection choices, Forbes says in a pre-release leak. Potentially scrapping the iLiad name, the new e-book device would just be called the Reader 1000 and would outsize nearly any existing viewer of the type with a 10.2-inch e-ink display. The screen would be large enough to comfortably view Word files and other documents in business, which is reportedly one of the new focuses of the 1000.

The company will also expand on its trademark Wi-Fi access with the option of a 3G cellular connection, similar to the Amazon Kindle. Its exact role is unknown but should give the Reader 1000 access to e-book downloads from anywhere it gets a valid signal rather than hotspots. Bluetooth will also be available for short-range peripherals, although what peripherals will work with the iRex hardware is unknown.

Device prices will be stratified depending on features: a base reader will carry no wireless for $650, while adding a touchscreen layer for adding comments and notes will up the price to $750. An $850 version will add all three wireless standards in addition to the touch sensitivity. Specific launch information is unknown.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. gitcypher

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2007

    0

    $650 for a reader

    You all remember what happened to $800 portable DVD players that sat two shelves away from $850 laptops?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News