The BeBook e-reader is another one that we haven’t heard of for quite sometime now. However, the Denmark based company is back in the news again, and with some good news as well. The company has announced a new e-reader and most importantly of all, BeBook stated they are complying with what can be termed as the new mantra of survival in the e-reader segment – make them as low priced as possible. And this is what BeBook has done with its new e-reader and proudly declares it as something that’s “brilliantly affordable.”
Speaking on the affordability factor, Peter Zieleman, marketing director at BeBook has this to say: “After extensive market research it became crystal clear that there’s a strong demand for an affordable reader with all the popular features. We combined just that; all the features users expect from an e-reader, at just a fraction of the cost!
“It is also possible to expand the internal memory on the BeBook Club just by using the SD card expansion slot. Besides all the technical features, the BeBook club has a distinguished and fashionable design.”
As for the e-reader itself, it’s another one in the 6 inch category. The new BeBook e-reader will enable users to enlarge texts or apply bookmarks. Apart from being compliant with a host of e-book formats, the e-reader also supports popular music files like MP3 and WAV formats. Picture files that the e-reader is able to decipher include Jpg, Tiff, Gif, Png and Bmp. So all this points to the BeBook as being a nice little media device, allowing you to view pictures or play your favorite music.
And all this is not at the cost of its e-reader credentials and the e-reader also allows its users to transfer text file formats such as doc, txt, or HTML onto the reader.
Lastly, the other good news to round things off is that BeBook intends to make available the e-reader in the market as soon as next month, though specific dates haven’t been revealed. Also, while BeBook continues to impress everybody with the “brilliantly affordable” status of their new e-reader, we don’t have an inkling yet as to what that translates to real world numeric terms. Seems they are keen to keep the suspense going and growing.
PS: The e-reader shown is not the new e-reader that has been discussed above, but instead the BeBook ‘Mini’ e-reader that now sells for $199 and is among the best selling products from BeBook.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email