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
Mike Cane June 1, 2011 um 8:10 am
Good catch. I can’t find any word of that in my usual sources.
Mike Cane June 1, 2011 um 12:31 pm
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!
fjtorres June 1, 2011 um 1:09 pm
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.
fjtorres June 5, 2011 um 7:57 am
Yup, its a VAR product.
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