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Recently, a German company named Wizpac  has unveiled an interesting ebook reader called Txtr. It mainly aims to fight the supremacy of a very well-known device, namely Amazon Kindle. Let’s see together its most important features.

The new Txtr ebook reader features:

  • It supports pdf, html, Office and ePub formats.
  • It software is based on a  Linux kernel.
  • Screen resolution: eInk Vizplex 6″ display at 600×800 pixels
  • It doesn’t use any DRM. In the Kindle ebook, the DRM protection make impossible to read ebooks on other devices.
  • Processor ARM11 CPU 532MHz
  • 64MB SDRAM onboard.
  • 8GB MicroSD card included.
  • Internal 3G/GPRS modem.
  • Wifi.
  • Bluetooth 2.1 for audio.

The device will be released around Christmas this year in Europe and in the States for $476.




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2 Comments to “Txtr ebook reader”

  1. Web Talk Says:

    Yes, Kenneth you are completely right. Basically, what you are saying is that, as far as ebook readers are concerned, there is not enough competition.

    This leads to the fact that a company like Amazon can do whatever it wants. One thing I am sure of. In a couple of years a lot, really a lot of new ebooks readers will come out and then…bye bye Kindle. Kindle it is too expensive and too restrictive in its policy.

    You mentioned Apple and Microsoft. These cases are quite different because they will never get competitions. They are big companies with lots of money.

    In the case of ebooks devices the situation is different because even small companies can start builing a small, cheap device and be part of the market.
    And from there to build a website with tons of ebooks the step is really brief.
    Wanna bet 😉

    Cheers!

  2. Kenneth Elliott | Digital Book Reader Says:

    As much as everyone would like to knock down the Kindle off of it high horse, I don’t think that this reader will touch the services and reliability of the Kindle. You spoke of the DRM of the Kindle not allowing books to be read on other readers. But, isn’t this what Apple does and microsoft with their MP3 players. Both have been successful because of the service moreover than the hardware. If this new company can’t provide better service then I don’t think they can stand up to Kindle and Amazon.
    .-= Kenneth Elliott | Digital Book Reader´s last blog ..PSP e-book Reader =-.


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