Hands on with the 1Cross B’ook Dual Screen E-reader

Lesen.net just posted a  brief video of the B'ook (pronounced Shu-Book), a new dual screen reader by 1Cross. It's a dual screen, notebook style MID that runs Android. The product listing says that it has Wifi, Bluetooth, an accelerometer, camera, and that GPS and 3G are optional.

After looking at the product leaflet, I can that the B'ook has a number of interesting differences from the Astri MyID. The B'ook is hinged so it you can fold the 2 halves back to back (the MyID can't). The B'ook has a 6" E-ink screen paired with a 3.2" LCD, and the MyID has a 5" E-ink paired with a 4.8" LCD. It also looks like the B'ook has a touchscreen keyboard below the LCD screen; now that is an odd design decision.

I still like the smaller form factor of the MyID, but the B'ook has that bigger keyboard  and it could be better at input.

About Nate Hoffelder (11593 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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