The Latest E-Reader news has very a very mysterious tech start-up named Kakai. They are developing a rival to the Kindle and the Entourage Edge to the classrooms and student crowd. The as yet unnamed and unseen device would be a dual-screen Linux tablet with support for gesture-based touch. It is being billed as a text book and multi touch e-reader for the classroom. One of the players involved in this project is Osman Rashid, who started the textbook rental service known as Chegg.
Kakai is a unknown company myriad in secrecy in Silicon Valley. It has about 50 employees and a venture capital of roughly 10 million.
The e-reader will be foldable and come with two displays. Basically, it will partially imitate a textbook while bringing the benefit of portability, since students will no longer have to carry multiple heavy books around campus. The other detail disclosed was that the e-book reading gimmick will use a version of the Linux OS. There is no word yet if the device will be using LCD Screens, E-INK screens, or a combination of both.
The Demo Unit for this is several months away says a spokesman of Kakai. No Other specs are available at this time.
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