iRex iLiad eBook Now Available
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 4, 2006 12:11 PM
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Great Googly M..
Mockup of iLiad
A fancy new book gets ready for store shelves
previously reported Philips Electronics iRex subsidiary revealed specifications on its upcoming iLiad eBook reader.
The iLiad can now be purchased from iRex’s website for a fairly large chunk of change -- 649 Euros (approximately $826). This is nearly the price of an entry-level laptop that can do more than just display PDF, XHTML, TXT and MP3 files. Nevertheless the iLiad features USB, Compact Flash type II slot, SD/MMC slot, stereo audio output jack, 802.11g wireless and 10/100 Ethernet.
An 8.1” grayscale touch screen LCD capable of 1024x768 will allow users to take write down notes. Other specifications include a 400MHz
Marvell Xscale processor
, 64MB ram, 224MB internal flash memory available to the user and a rechargeable battery.
Current shipping iLiad eBooks are equipped with the initial firmware release. However, iRex has plans to release new software that adds new features in the July/August and August/September/October time frame. In July/August iRex is expected to add Hotspot support, eBook DRM and HTML page break support. August/September/October will bring dictionary support, annotations on PDF/TXT/HTML, file management, MP3 playing, search and bookmarking.
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Not the best product name...
7/4/2006 1:42:58 PM
When I saw the headline, I thought it was the iRex "iLaid" tablet...
Needless to say, my laptop that cost only a bit more but has a much better price/usefulness ratio suits my need for a device that can be used to read things in those rooms of the house where a desktop computer isn't ideal or possible to have. ;)
RE: Not the best product name...
7/4/2006 1:48:35 PM
This must've been named by a Homer fan.
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