Ricoh unveiled the eQuill e-reader yesterday

Ricoh announced an ereader yesterday, but not much information floating around. The website is up not up yet and I cannot find any any source docs, but  I can confirm that Ricoh have a trademark for this gadget. I've also gotten a hint that Ricoh are showing it off right now at the All Things Digital conference.

The eQuill is based on a 9.7" E-ink  screen and it has a stylus, Wifi, 5MP camera, mike, optional keyboard, and it also is supposed to have a 1" LCD screen for the camera. It weighs under around a pound and is targeted for the enterprise market.

It's going to ship in the US  in the next few months with a  price starting at US$500.

Update: It's on display at the All Things Digital conference this week, which is where the All Things Digital shot this video:

Fast little bugger, isn't it?

via Le Monde Informatique

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5 Comments

  1. Mike Cane1 June, 2011

    Good catch. I can’t find any word of that in my usual sources.

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  2. Mike Cane1 June, 2011

    That is fast. So Ricoh is entering when Asus seems to be dithering with its Eee Note? The world gets more confusing every damn day!

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    1. fjtorres1 June, 2011

      One difference is Ricoh makes corporate document management systems that can benefit from a dedicated mobile client.

      If you look at the upper right hand corner of the pic, the dark rectangle looks like it might be a fingerprint reader, which would make sense if we’re looking at a corporate reader instead of a consumer reader. And the document onscreen in the pic suggests form-filling is one intended use for this reader.

      I suspect this will be sold solely by VARs as part of bundled turnkey systems.

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      1. fjtorres5 June, 2011
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