The LumiReader, Acer’s answer to the Kindles and the Nooks that has been in the news for the past few days has finally been launched at the IFA today. Sporting a similar form factor as the Kindle, the LumiReader too comes with a keypad along with associated buttons beneath the 6 inch monochrome E-Ink display that has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
Other features that the LumiReader comes with include an USB port, Wi-Fi, 2 GB of internal storage that’s good enough for about 1500 e-books, and a microSD card slot that will further enhance storage capacity. Then of course there is the QWERTY keyboard along with the ISBN scanner, the one feature that makes the LumiReader to stand out of the crowd of e-readers.
All of these has been packed into an extremely slim frame while the e-reader itself, at 250 grams also feels one of the lightest around. Asus also revealed Libri.de e-book store will act as the official content provider when the e-reader enters markets in Germany next month.
Price for the Wi-Fi version of the LumiReader has been fixed at €199 while the same with an integrated 3G modem will cost €249 when its ready for release this November.
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