Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kindle Killers Coming

Amazon’s Kindle might have led the pack to a standard platform for the reading of electronic books, but it is unlikely to keep its #1 position for long. For one thing, a lot of people really dislike the company that brings the Kindle and would do just about anything to avoid supporting it. For another, successfully launching a technology always inspires other companies to get on that boat.

Today the technology magazine Slippery Brick takes a quick look at all of the potential Kindle killers, including the brand new Cybook Opus, due out in June.

According to Slippery Brick, the Cybook Opus goes beyond the Kindle’s standard of usability, in part because it’s pocket-sized and has built-in PDF support:
Software features would let users pick one of 12 font sizes for readability as well as let owners organize e-books by folders. Battery life will give you about 8,000 page flips, which is quite a few novels (Or one Robert Jordan Wheel Of Time novel). No 3G wireless feature, but you’ll get 21 days at standby.
We say: Bring it!



Blogger The Blog said...

No 3G is a killer for me. That's what sold me on the Kindle, the ability to download a book in seconds

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 2:12:00 PM PDT  

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