Cool-er is a new e-book reader from Interead, and from the specifications it looks like it might give the Amazon Kindle some competition.
The Cool-er is set to be released around the end of the month, it will come in a variety of funky colours, and have a similar e-ink technology that is used in the Kindle.
It measures 7.2 inches long, by 4.6 inches wide, by 0.43 thick, and weighs just 6.2 ounces, it features a 6 inch screen with a 170 DPI and 1GB of built in storage, with the option to add up to 4GB via SD Card.
Here are the full specifications.
- Dimensions: 7.2 inches by 4.6 inches by .43 inches (HWD)
- Weight: 6.2 ounces
- Screen size: 6 inches
- DPI: 170 pixels per inch
- Levels of greyscale: 8
- Type: E Ink Vizplex
- Touch screen: No
- Manufacturer: PVI
- Operating system: Linux
- Storage: 1GB
- Memory: 128MB (internal)
- Processor: Samsung S3C2440 ARM 400MHz
- Battery: Li-Polymer battery (1000 mAh)
- Battery Life (single charge): 8,000 pages
- Memory Expansion: SD (up to 4GB)
- Wireless: No
- Formats: JPEG, PDF, EPUB, TXT, MP3 (2.5mm headphone jack with a 3.5mm converter included for standard headphones)
- Languages: 8
- Bookstore (titles): more than 750,000
The Cool-er E-book Reader is expected to go on sale at the end of May for around $250.
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