Binatone Readme Mobile e-reader shipping soon

Binatone have just announced a new 7" ebook reader that they plan to ship soon. The new ereader hasn't been photographed anywhere and it's not listed yet on the product page, so I don't know what it looks like.But Ido have some details. It's going to be a Kindle clone with a 7" (800x480)screen, Wifi, 2GB Flash, microSD card slot, and it runs Android v2.1. Retail will be £129 when it ships in a few weeks. It's going to come with some basic apps like a video player, email, browser, etc.There was no mention of the reading app.So what device is it?

Rockchip had a Kindle clone at CES 2011 that ran Android and had a 7" screen. Rockchip make cheap devices, so that could be what Binatone are selling. On the other hand, Augen also had a Kindle clone at CES 2011. That one was also designed  by a Chinese company so it might also be the new Binatone ebook reader.

I lean towards it being the Augen device; The Rockchip device looks like it has the wrong resolution. Of course, it could be something completely different.

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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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