Binatone Readme Mobile e-reader shipping soon

Binatone have just announced a new 7″ ebook reader that they plan to ship soon. The new ereader hasn’t been photographed anywhere and it’s not listed yet on the product page, so I don’t know what it looks like.

But Ido have some details. It’s going to be a Kindle clone with a 7″ (800×480)screen, Wifi, 2GB Flash, microSD card slot, and it runs Android v2.1. Retail will be £129 when it ships in a few weeks. It’s going to come with some basic apps like a video player, email, browser, etc.There was no mention of the reading app.

So what device is it?

Rockchip had a Kindle clone at CES 2011 that ran Android and had a 7″ screen. Rockchip make cheap devices, so that could be what Binatone are selling. On the other hand, Augen also had a Kindle clone at CES 2011. That one was also designed  by a Chinese company so it might also be the new Binatone ebook reader.

I lean towards it being the Augen device; The Rockchip device looks like it has the wrong resolution. Of course, it could be something completely different.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. 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.

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  1. […] by Nate Hoffelder · No Comments · hardware news // Earlier this week I posted a brief note about the Binatone ReadMe Mobile, a Kindle clone ebook reader with a 7″ screen. At the time I […]


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