Wink e-reader launched in India

I've been waiting for for more detail on this ereader for some time now, and it just popped up yesterday.

When I first heard about the Wink, I thought it would be just an ereader. It turns out that it will be a family of (ereaders with screen raging from 5" to 9") by EC Media, a Bangalore based tech company.

Details are still sparse, but I do know that DC Books, EC Mdia's publishing partner, have already signed HarperCollins and Penguin to supply ebooks for the Wink. Also, the ebooks will be encumbered by Adobe DRM.

There were 5 models listed, and they're supposed to be available in mid July:

  • 6-inch screen display with WiFi priced at Rs. 11,499 ($246)
  • 6-inch screen display with WiFi, GPRS, Text to Speech (TTS) for Rs. 13,499 ($289)
  • 6-inch screen display with WiFi, 3G, TTS to be made available at Rs. 15,499 ($331)
  • 9-inch screen display with WiFi, 3G, TTS and Touch Screen for Rs.17,499 ($375)
  • 5-inch screen display Reader for Rs.6,999 ($150)

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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. […] launch  of the Wink , India’s first native e-reader. I first covered this device about a month ago, but back then all I knew was some of the hardware details (5 models with screens from 5″ to […]

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  2. suman basu16 November, 2010

    want to know if I can use for Microsoft word document like word,power point ,excel as well to view and modofiy

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  3. […] Media had released the Wink ebook readers last summer. This is a family of 3 devices, 1 with a 5″ screen and 2 with 6″ Eink screens. The 2 […]

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