Sharper Image to release e-reader – The Literati

Now we know things are getting crazy in the ereader market; Sharper Image have an ereader.

This is now the 3rd Kindle clone I've seen with a 7" LCD screen. Like the rest, this one has Wifi but no touchscreen. It's also locked down; it won't come with a browser or apps. As you might be able to tell from the picture, it will be using the Kobo ebookstore.

This ereader is actually made by a company called MercSource (they licensed the Sharper Image brand name). It's going to retail for $159 when it hits the shelves in October.

Update: They posted the press release, and it links to the support site for the Literati. There are actually 2 models, not one. The black model looks nothing like the white one.

P.S. Does anyone want to bet on how many Kindle clones we'll see with 7" screens? We're up to 3 already; I'll put $20 USD that we'll see a total of at least 6 by the end of the year.

via NYTimes

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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."

3 Comments on Sharper Image to release e-reader – The Literati

  1. OMG. That’s nothing more than Augen’s The Book with some style changes and customized software. The poor suckers who buy these things …

    OTOH, at least Borders will have one more thing to put in Area E now. LMAO!

  2. What’s the aspect ratio on that thing?!
    It looks like a snowboard!

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