Samsung’s E65 ereader has gone on sale in the UK, though you’ll have to dig a little deeper than you would for a Kindle. Currently priced at £213 ($336) through Pixmania, though apparently coming to high street retailers PC World and Currys for £199.99 ($316), the E65 has a 6-inch E Ink display, QWERTY keyboard and WiFi, along with a digital stylus for notetaking.
There’s also a user-accessible battery, 2GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, text-to-speech and MP3 support, and a 667MHz processor the company reckons should halve the regular start-up time. As for any handwritten notes, they can be made directly onto the display, and you can also sync over Outlook appointments from your PC. Whether that’s enough to make up for the absence of a huge content library, such as on the Kindle, remains to be seen.
[via The Digital Reader]