During Book Expo America 2011 we managed to get a brief look at the new Jetbook K12 and K12 Color from Ectaco. The Jetbook K12 is billed as an educational e-reader with tons more functionality than previous models released by Ectaco. They were also showing off the massively interesting K12 Color. Sadly, right now it is only available in Russia and the Ukraine.
The Jetbook K12 is a total student device aimed at the highschool crowd. It comes with all sorts of SAT and ACT prep course material, crossword puzzles, math and science reference books, and an interactive course in US history and facts. It also has built-in books from 50 State Reading Lists.
Ectaco also briefly introduced the K12 Color e-reader, which looks much akin to the Hanvon 9.7 inch color e-reader we saw at CES. This one is a student’s device on crack! It logs you in and out of the school as you are in the specific geo-location. It will have notes and dictionary functions, and is being billed as a more advanced device. Unfortunately, it is only available in Russia.
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