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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.