Supports e-pub, PDF/a, TXT, bmp and jpg formats
Samsung Electronics America, a manufacturer of consumer electronics, has released its first-ever eReader product for the US market.
Samsung said that the new device comes with over one million electronic titles, advanced handwriting capabilities, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, 2GB memory with extendible additional 16GB; and allows users to read, write and share.
Samsung Electronics has also formed a partnership with Barnes & Noble to provide the eCommerce storefront for the eReader.
The new eReader comes with electromagnetic resonance stylus pen that grants users the writing capabilities that are associated with traditional paper books, such as making annotations in the margins and recording one’s own thoughts and interpretations while reading, the company claims.
According to Samsung, the new eReader allows users to modify eBooks, newspapers and images with direct handwriting and memos on content, while voice recording functionality enables users to create audio memos and annotations. It also includes journal, scheduler and memo applications, and the entries are made available for thumbnail viewing and search.
In addition, the eReader features a slider form factor, MP3 player, built-in front speakers and incorporates a 6 inches E-ink display (600×800) with 8-Gray scale. It supports e-pub, PDF/a, TXT, bmp and jpg formats and uses text-to-speech (TTS) technology.
The company’s EmoLink technology allows users to share content between Samsung eReader devices and a built-in program will sync the eReader scheduler with users’ personal PC Outlook.
Reid Sullivan, senior vice president at Samsung Electronics America, said: “We are partnering with the best in the business to offer access to an extensive array of content, and have developed innovative features and technologies designed to make reading that content as personal and intimate an experience as reading a hard copy book has always been.”