CrunchGear has more information on the Copia ereaders we saw in the WSJ. Copia have totally revamped their lineup. Do you know those really neat E-ink based readers I saw at CES (and are still on the Copia website)? They're all gone. Now Copia have 4 LCD devices and only one rather crappy Kindle clone (with E-ink).
So first we have a pair of LCD ereaders (no Wifi or touch screen) called the Wave5 and Wave7 for $99 and $129. I showed you the 5" ereader before; the 7" model is equally pathetic. Do they really think they can sell either device when you can get a 7" Android tablet for $149 or the Kindle Wifi for $139? Who do they think they are kidding?
Hell, I thought the whole idea of Copia was social media. How exactly am I supposed to share with my friends if these ereaders don't have Wifi?
Next up we have a 10" tablet. From the feature set I would guess that this is going to be less than a full function tablet computer. It will have 512MB RAM, 4GB Flash, Wifi, an accelerometer, and some software like a browser, email, IM built in. Retail is $299. Okay, this one is not a bad addition to the line. I just wish it hadn't replaced the existing large screen devices.
I really want to know what happened to all the really cool ereaders I saw at CES. I'm asking because they've been replaced by a rather crappy Kindle clone. I'm sorry, but compared to the gorgeous ereaders I saw at CES, this thing is crap. It's going to cost $149 and Wifi will be $10 extra.
When I find out what happened to Copia's other ereaders I will post about it.