There was a time when e-readers sprouted like mushrooms and within a very short time span e-readers in various shades, hues, shapes, and sizes emerged, all vying for consumer attention. Somewhat the same thing is being replayed once more, though this time it’s Tablet PCs that are being produced at a phenomenal rate. A rate so high that e-readers are getting trampled in the process with only a select few (read fittest) still existing and not going the way of the dinosaurs.
Anyway, lest we deviate from the topic on hand further, a recent sighting of an e-reader called the Jetbook Mini from Ectaco has made us drift into a playback mode as we are reminded of an e-reader of that name that did exist. Only problem is it did not make its presence felt at regular intervals, thereby refreshing public memory. Some pictures of the Jetbook Mini e-reader did drift into the public realms but it was too little for a credible impact. Public memory is short and it was erased.
This time though, there is a video of the elusive e-reader available. Details of the e-reader are extremely scarce and the only thing known is that it has a 5 inch screen. The video also revealed some physical buttons on the e-reader, which perhaps is an indication of the e-reader not having a touchscreen. Also the Jetbook Mini looks a lot different than what we had shown towards the beginning of this year. And guess who the Jetbook Mini has for company – the other 5 inch e-reader in news right now. The Sony PRS – 350 Pocket Edition.
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