Foxit signs deal with South Korean E-reader maker

From the press release:

Foxit Corporation, a leader in PDF software solutions and NEXT PAPYRUS Inc., an eReader Manufacturer and leading ePaper solution company in South Korea today announced that they have entered into a new partnership. NEXT PAPYRUS will integrate Foxit’s core PDF and epub rendering technology on their eReader products. The two companies will also come together to form a worldwide sales channel for the Pageone ereader device.

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I'm sure everyone know who Foxit is. (They make PDF software and the eSlick.) But Next Papyrus is something of a mystery. So far as I can tell, they're a fairly new tech startup in the ereader industry. I  think they have one product on the market in Asia. Unfortunately, I don't have all that much information on them. They've been ignoring my emails since the beginning of March.

The one product that I do know of, the Pageone (mentioned above), does have a website. The site is in Korean, though, and the text is in images (which defeats Google translate). I have some technical information, but no concrete details.

Specs:

  • 6" E-ink screen
  • 2GB flash
  • microSDHC card slot
  • weight: 200g
  • FBReader
  • possible DRMed Epub support
  • MP3 & headphone jack

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

3 Comments

    1. Nate the great30 April, 2010

      Thanks! I don’t know how I missed that one.

      Reply
  1. Foxit reveals the eSlick PS | The Digital Reader31 May, 2010

    […] the hardware, and it’s a PageOne by Next Papyrus. I’ve mentioned this e-reader before (here and […]

    Reply

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