The Txtr Beagle e-Reader is one of the most affordable and smallest devices we have ever seen. We were the first website to bring you the first hands on review of the first reader released by the Berlin, Germany based company. Today, the Beagle took one step closer to commercial reality with a stop by the FCC in the US.
The FCC is basically just testing out the Bluetooth aspect of the Txtr Beagle. This reader is unique because it does not have a USB port of any kind. The only way to copy over ebooks is to pair it with your tablet or smartphone with Bluetooth. When you use the Txtr Android App, you have the option to copy any of your free or paid purchases over and get reading.
Txtr is betting on mobile phone providers to give the gadget away for free, and is talking to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile about prospective deals. So far, no one has signed on, which doesn’t bode well for getting on-board with, you know, reading.
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.