Acer announces LumiRead e-reader Wifi, 3G, qwerty

Now this is a rather odd beast.

Acer is late to the ereader game with this Kindle clone. I has a 6" E-ink screen, keyboard, Wifi (3G on a later model), 2B GB storage, a browser, and Acer has already signed with the B&N ebookstore in the US, and Libri.de in Germany. It also comes with an ISBN scanner (I'm looking forward to when this gets hacked) so you can scan the ISBN of a book you're interested in and Google it.

The LumiRead is supposed to be out in late summer or early fall, and there was no word on price.

P.S. I find it rather odd that Acer announces an ereader after having shelved it 3 months ago. I doubt that we'll ever find out why, though.

Nate Hoffelder

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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. […] are some strange looking new ebook devices from ACER.  One is the LumiRead and it looks like an extended Kindle.  It will partner with the BN ebookstore.  Another ACER […]

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  2. […] which device FET will be carrying, but I bet the e-reader is the Acer LumiRead that we first saw a couple months ago. Also, about a month ago it cleared the FCC. As for the tablet, Acer are a major manufacturer. We […]

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  3. Bill Guss5 June, 2011

    Do you have to use a fast dial up to use this?
    Bill Guss

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