BeBook eBook rEader- now available in the UK


bebook.jpgA new eBook reader has entered the UK market – the BeBook. Despite not being affiliated with the social networking site of the same name, it seems decent enough. There’s 512MB of flash memory (which should hold 1000 books or so) along with an SD card slot, a 6″ e-ink display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a battery life of ‘7,000 page turns’.

The device will display pdf, mobi, lit, epub, html, doc, fb2, txt, ppt, prc, rtf, jpg, and mp3 files. It probably doesn’t need saying, but playing MP3s will eat up your battery life a lot quicker than just reading books and looking at documents.

If you want one, then they’re available direct from the distributor, Widget, for £230. Your BeBook will come with 150 eBooks pre-installed, and you can buy or download more from various places across the net.

BeBook (via SW)

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  • The big problem with ebooks at the moment – in fact, with digital downloads of TV and films – is that there’s not much savings involved in ditching the physical formats. On Waterstones website, the ebook of Richard Branson’s autobiography is sixteen quid – why pay that if you’re not getting a smart hardback book to sit on your shelf too?

    • Hear hear. There’s something to be said for reading something that doesn’t run out of batteries, too. The retailers are blatantly making cost savings, but they’re not being passed on to consumers.

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