BeBook Live Tablet launches with Android 2.2
BeBook Live has in introduced the BeBook Live Tablet. The device is one of the few newly launched tablets to persist with Android 2.2 although the OS is not specifically designed for tablets. Like the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, which also runs Android 2.2, the BeBook Live Tablet even incorporates Samsung’s own 1GHz single-core Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor matched with 512MB of SDRAM. It is also Flash compatible.
BeBook Neo can reach world e-book stores
Relative newcomer Endless Ideas today brought out one of its first connected e-book players. The 6-inch BeBook Neo opts for a device-independent approach to downloadable books. It depends only on Wi-Fi to get online and points users to multiple third-party stores rather than to an internal shop. Endless further vows that users will have limited access to Google and Wikipedia, but it's not mentioned if this involves a full web browser.
BeBook Mini photo leaked
BeBook on its company blog has posted the first photo of the upcoming 5-inch BeBook Mini e-book reader. Equipped with a 1-inch smaller screen than that of the BeBook 2, the device is reported to be a rebranded Hanlin V5 rather than its own product. The photo shows the BeBook Mini in both black and white flanking the original BeBook 1.0 device.
B&R to open e-book store
Barnes & Noble has recently purchased Fictionwise for $15.7 million, a retailer of electronic books, says a Friday Wall Street Journal report, and will launch a new e-book store later this year. William Lynch Jr., president and CEO of Barnes & Noble, said the retailer bought Fictionwise because it has "one of the most popular applications on the iPhone, and they really understand merchandising," among other reasons.Fictionwise was the first e-book retailer to offer third-party e-books supported by Amazon's Kindle reader back in 2007.
BeBook 2 spotted
The second-generation e-book reader from BeBook will officially be debuted at CeBIT in Germany later on today, the company has announced. Some key preliminary specs of the redesigned player include either Wi-Fi or 3G data network access for downloading new content as well as touchscreen navigation, which is still rare among readers