Monday, August 24, 2009
e-book reader from Adtec
There has been a fair number of e-book readers available in the market to date, and this time round we have Adtec Corp. from the Land of the Rising Sun that will release their latest electronic book reader at the end of next month in the land of its birth. For those living in Japan, the Adtec e-book reader will be exclusively available from Adtec under the Foxit brand.
This reader will comprise of Prime View International (PVI) Co. Ltd.’s OEM device and Foxit’s proprietary software, merging to become a decent force where e-book readers are concerned. For its display, Adtec has settled for a black-and-white electronic paper screen that was developed based on E Ink Corp’s technologies. Unfortunately, the reader will lack built-in Wi-Fi capability which clearly is a strong case against picking one up - after all, many other newer e-book readers already come with integrated Wi-Fi support, considering the number of wireless hotspots that have mushroomed around the world no matter where we are. We have also heard that this reader will support contents compatible with iDoc K.K.’s “KeyringPDF” DRM technology.