E-readers have been flowing out of Chinese companies thick and fast. And with the sale of e-books all set for a quantum jump, there does not seem to be any lull in the offing. While there has been a shakeup in the price of e-readers in the American market, that does not mean the e-readers will be relegated to the back seat just yet. After all there’s an entire world out there waiting to be fed with quality e-readers and the demand is only expected to increase. The only requirement is to have the right device to tap into the huge worldwide market, and it is exactly this that Gemei wants to do with its GM2000 e-readers.
The cost of the Gemei GM2000 has been fixed at approximately $120, which is definitely good to start off with. However, Gemei is not only depending on the price point to reach out to prospective customers with its GM2000. On the contrary, the GM200 is packed with some exciting features with which it can easily surpass its competition.
On offer are e-readers with two screen sizes, a 7 inch LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a 6 inch 800 x 600 resolution screen powered by e-ink technology. The LCD display is in color while the 6 inch e-ink screen is of course in black and white. Storage space is pretty generous at 4 GBs though if you need more, an extra 32 GB of space can added by way of memory cards. Providing the juice will be a 2500mAh battery which Gemei says will be enough to sustain 6 hours of video playback and 10 hours if used only for playing back audio files.
However, the most exciting function has got to be that the e-reader in any screen size will be able to support 1080p videos along with a whole host of players. The video codes that the e-readers will be able to support include MKV, FLV, MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, H.263, H.264, 3GP and VC01 while being equally capable of playing back MP3, WMA, WAV, APE and FLAC audio files. And lest you forget it’s e-readers that we are talking about, the GM2000 is also compatible with most e-book formats like ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, UMD, CHM, XLS, PPT along with even compressed zipped files.
The OS for the color GM2000 is expected to be Windows, with it likely to be the XP version. The e-reader are also likely to come included with some games as well.
There is no international release date at the moment, but we can hope for the best while the device receives positive reviews from its domestic markets.