If you are looking for a colorful e-reader, here is one more choice for you – the Bookeen Opus e-book reader named Opus Color. It is the color version of the Cybook Opus and is the latest e-reader to join the colorful e-reader bandwagon. The Opus Color has a 5 inch screen with a resolution of 800×600 pixels and makes use of the print imitating monochrome e-ink technology. There’s an integrated accelerometer too that makes the display to change from landscape mode to portrait mode automatically as you change the orientation of the device. The Opus e-reader also comes with a new reading software called Boo.
The new e-book reader has a much improved response time while start up is almost instantaneous. The e-reader is compatible with the same ePUB and PDF file formats but has been also made compliant with the HTML, TXT, JPG, GIF and PNG formats. The device also has 12 font sizes to choose from. Its in-built memory has been kept the same at 1GB and also retains the microSD memory card slot.
The new software has resulted in a much better utilization of the battery so it is now rated at about 8000 page turns or about 2 weeks of usage between full charges. Price has come down too so that the Opus Color is now available at just $200. The e-book reader come preloaded with 150 classics and has a range of 7 attractive colors to choose from.
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