There is a new e-Reader hitting the South Korean market at the end of August. The Crema Shine maintains the cutting edge of e-Ink reader technology and draws many parallels with the Tolino Shine from Germany.
The Crema Shine features a six inch e-Ink display with a resolution of 1024×758. It has front-lit technology that mirrors the same type of illuminated experience that the Kobo Aura HD and Kindle Paperwhite bring to the table. It has 8 GB of storage capacity, 512 MB of RAM, and a 1 GHZ CPU processor. One of the most exciting elements is the inclusion of Android 4.0 as the core operating system. Android driven e-Readers are nothing new, as Barnes and Noble and Sony have both been running it on their entire line of devices for years. This is the first e-Reader though that is running a more modern OS, which should give hackers the motivation to root it and allow people to load in their own reading apps.
It can be pre-ordered through various booksellers and channels like Yes 24 and Aladin. We will be reviewing this unit fairly soon, so in order to get a sense on how it performs under real world circumstances, keep your internet browsers locked to Good e-Reader.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.