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