If you have thought a low cost Kindle device would spell doom for the other budget e-readers to the extent they would be scampering for cover, well that does not seem to be the likely scenario. For as per the latest e-reader news, here is another e-reader and its not afraid to play the price game. Its the Ocean Reader from the house of Copia, a DMC Worldwide company. Ocean Reader is the name of the device and Copia its manufacturer. Well Copia is OK but Ocean Reader as the name of an e-reader device does seem a bit odd though there is also rumor of there being some thing else that would eventually be used to call the e-reader. But for the time being, its Ocean Reader and it does look impressive.
Coming to the looks again, it might seem as a tablet device rather than an e-reader though its the latter that Copia intends to market the device as and is keen to take the battle right to the Kindle, the Nook or other maybe even bigger e-reader camps. Unfortunately, much of the Ocean Reader is shrouded under thick veils of secrecy. So the precious little that is known of the e-reader point to a device with a 5 inch LCD screen and the display is in color. So its no e-ink for the Ocean Reader.
Another important aspect of the Ocean Reader is the platform that it incorporates which has a heavy emphasis on social aspects. What this means is that the users will be able to access the feeds from their Twitter or Facebook accounts while also making posts on these social networks without requiring to visit their sites.
Saving the best for the last, the e-reader breaks the $100 mark though it does it by just a whisker. Its $99 that the new e-reader will set one back by.
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