Green Book of Taiwan to sell e-reader

You might have seen the AFP story yesterday about Green Book's new ereader. I waited to post this so I could confirm some details.

The device is  a stock Netronix Eb-600 ereader. That should be rather obvious; Netronix owns Green Book. I 'm pretty sure it's one of the ones I posted about a couple days ago, and if it is then this unit has Wifi and a touchscreen. But under the shell it has largely the same hardware as the Cybook, Kobo, PB301, Cool-ER, and Astak Mentor.

I find that list rather cool. Netronix is in the position similar to that of a car maker who takes a single chassis and puts it under several different car names. Just think: the ereader market has expanded enough that they can afford to do this. Cool, huh?

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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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