October 12, 2012
By Jeremy Greenfield | Digital Book World
German e-bookseller txtr will shake up the e-book market later this year when it releases an e-reader that it says is smaller, lighter and cheaper than any currently on the market.
Dubbed the “txtr beagle,” the e-reader is 5 millimeters thick (on its thin side, 14 millimeters thick where the battery goes in) with a 5-inch e-ink display, weighs 128 grams and will cost as little as €9.90 ($12.82), the company announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair in a statement.
The e-reader doesn’t have any cables or WiFi capabilities and works on AAA batteries that last a year and a bluetooth connection to an Android device. Readers who have the Android txtr app on their smartphone or tablet with bluetooth can download books to the app and then send them to the reader. (An iOS app is reportedly on the way.) Read More...