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Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Handhelds, Misc. Tech

Samsung SNE-50K

It may look as if the dominates the e-book reader market like the iPod dominates the PMP market (although, seems to be breathing down Amazon’s neck,) but customers that want to go for the non-number one e-book reader might want to check out ’s SNE-50K. 

The SNE-50K, formerly the Papyrus, will have a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 600x800 pixels, weigh 6.5 ounces, and have 512MB of memory.  It will also support handwriting recognition, and allow users to read text files, PDFs, and Microsoft Office documents. 

Right now, the Samsung SNE-50K is planned to be released only in the South Korean market on July 29 for about $270.  Samsung plans on creating a prototype to sell outside the country, which we’ll likely see at .

Read More | CNET

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Barnes & Noble named exclusive e-book provider for Plastic Logic eReader

Barnes & Noble Plastic Logic eReader

Barnes & Noble has just announced that they’ve formed an alliance with and that they’ll be the exclusive eBookstore for the Plastic Logic eReader device. This is a definite play at , as the Plastic Logic eReader is definitely being positioned as a competitor. Up until now, many wondered how the Plastic Logic eReader would compete in a world where Amazon sold both the device and the content, and now we’ve got our answer. If Barnes & Noble pushes the Plastic Logic eReader in stores as their e-book reader of choice, the Plastic Logic device just may have a shot after all.

In related news, Barnes & Noble has also announced a brand new eBookstore. It is available now, and is currently compatible with the , , , Mac and PC. Even better, if you install the app and sign in, you get six free eBooks right off the bat. No, you don’t get to choose. The six titles are:

  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Dracula
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Little Women
  • Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary

Still, free is free. Full release after the break.

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Plastic Logic E-Newspaper

e-NewspaperPlastic Logic’s black-and-white bendable plastic substrate e-newspaper is about to be sprung. Larger than the Kindle and eReader, it has a full 8.5 x 11-inch display and works by gesturing. The device can be continuously updated wirelessly and can both store and display hundreds of books, documents, and newspaper pages. It is compatible with Word, Excel and Powerpoint files as well as PDFs. Available during the first half of 2009, the price and name should be announced at the next CES.

Read More | The New York Times

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