Saturday, January 30, 2010

India to get its own e-reader soon, Ahmedabad, Gujarat based online shopping portal is launching the India’s first 6 inch e Ink Vizplex e-reader in market. Pi will be available at introductory pre-Order price tag of Rs. 9999 with booking amount of Rs 999, according to Indian Tech News.

The main feature of this e-book reader, P1 is that it supports Hindi, Sanskrit and most official Indian languages as well as PDF, EPUB, HTML, TXT, MOBI, DOC text formats, JPG, BMP, PNG image formats and MP3 audio format. “A technological marvel with state-of-the-art features, Pi will provide exceptional reading experience and support for local Indian languages,” an statement said.

The e-Reader is less than 10mm thick. It is light too, at 180 grams only. It has internal storage capacity of 512 MB and can store up to 500 e-books. For more space, it has expandable slot by which user can expand Pi storage up to 4GB. It is powered by S3C2440 processor and 64 MB RAM. It has a battery life of four days or 10,000 refreshes.

Pi owners will have the choice of downloading over 1,00,000 digital books from, which the company plans to increase over a period of time. The device also gives users the option to upload their own content from a PC or any other device through a USB device. “ is also in advanced talks with a number of newspaper publications to provide subscription-based access to a large number of newspaper content,” the statement said.

Features of Pi e-book reader:
Turn page forward/backward.
Jump to a specific page.
Progress bar to display position in the book.
Increase font size and reflow text automatically.
Add bookmark to a page.
Screen Rotate for landscape / portrait views.
Search inside a book or document.
Sort documents (Date, filename, Catalog).
Game Play by Function Key and Navigation for Soduku.
3 mm Audio Earphone Connector.
SD Card Slot.
Micro USB Slot.

Pi will be available around the country on February 22 and will come with a warranty of one year.

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