IAC & Netronix E-Book readers: touchscreens, WiMAX, EVDO & HSPA

Chris Davies - Jun 4, 2009
IAC & Netronix E-Book readers: touchscreens, WiMAX, EVDO & HSPA

The Amazon Kindle may be sitting pretty as the best-known ebook reader out there right now, but all that could change if some of the new breed of e-ink devices have their way.  Computex 2009 has seen a few new designs introduced, often packing various wireless technologies and/or touchscreens.  IAC stacks up the wireless, with WiMAX, EVDO and WiFi, while Netronix has been showing multiple sizes from 6-inches through to 9.7-inches.

Video demos after the cut

The Netronix e-readers start at 6-inches, then hit 8-inches and 9.7-inches.  The smallest range now also has a touchscreen layer and integrated WiFi; while you may not recognize the Netronix name, you may soon be seeing their wares on shelves, as they’re a major e-reader ODM.

Meanwhile the IAC Prodigy has a 6-inch 800 x 600 touchscreen E Ink display, 2GB of onboard storage and a Marvell PXA310 processor.  What makes it special is the range of wireless options, ranging from EVDO Rev.A though WCDMA/HSPA and to WiMAX in various band flavors.  There’s also standard WiFi across the range.  It’ll apparently hit Taiwan in Q4 2009, no word on pricing.

IAC Prodigy E-Ink E-Reader:

Netronix E-Ink E-Reader:

[via E-Ink-Info]

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