updated 04:00 pm EST, Fri December 19, 2008
Foxit eSlick e-book reader
Software maker Foxit has recently announced the upcoming release of its first hardware product, the eSlick e-book reader. The device supports PDF and TXT documents, and includes Foxit Reader Pro Pack and Foxit PDF Creator software that will convert any printable document to a PDF. Its 128MB of embedded memory will also hold MP3 files, and is expandable to 4GB via an SD card slot. A 2GB SD card is included. Text is diplayed on the eSlick's 6-inch E Ink screen from Vizplex, which offers 600x800 resolution at 166dpi and four grayscale levels.
The 0.4-inch thick device runs on an embedded Linux operating system and is available in black, gray or white. Users will be able to upload files to the reader via its USB 2.0 connnection. For a limited time, the eSlick will be available for sn initial price of $230 before it jumps to $260. [via MobileRead]