There is a new e-reader out on the market! Surprised? The Korean shopping heavyweight Interpark have announced their own entrant, in the shape of of their device Biscuit.
This is very similar to the Amazon Kindle 2 and Kindle DX, though with a distinctive keyboard layout that moves the core navigation buttons to below the display rather than their more common edge positions, the Biscuit includes 3G connectivity for mobile downloads of eBooks and newspapers.
The Biscuit has a 6 Inch Display with E Ink 600 x 800 display capable of 8 levels of grayscale. The Internal Storage is a comfortable 2 Gighabytes and the battery is good for up to 9,000 page-turns. The supported formats include include the industry standard epub, Adobe PDF, MS office (doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx), hwp, TXT, image (bmp, jpg, png, gif) and MP3 files.
Interpark does in fact have its own book store, but it is a paltry 25,000. You can buy this now in Korea for around $350.00.
Let’s see this Korean Kindle succeed in Korea as Amazon’s did in the US. If it does, the Biscuit can help expand the e-book market in Korea. There are a couple of followers preparing e-book devices like Cowon and i-Station which is known as a giant manufacturer in MP3 players.
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