An image of the upcoming BeBook 2 ebook reader has emerged, in advance of what’s expected to be a full launch at CeBIT today. The reader is a significant hardware jump over the original BeBook device, with WiFi and/or integrated 3G connectivity, touchscreen navigation and support for the ePub format.
There’s also been a major change in case design. Gone is the hard-edged, regimented style of the first reader, replaced with new Kindle-like side large page-turn buttons (on both the left and right edges) and fewer front-panel keys. The headphone and mini-USB ports are now uncovered, which should make them easier to access.
SlashGear just reviewed the Pixelar E-Reader, which is a rebadged version of the original BeBook reader. From the look of these hardware changes, it seems the company has addressed most of our complaints; now it remains to be seen how pricing is affected.
[via Mobile Read]