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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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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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