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Apart from Android phones, the Japanese market loves putting its hands on color e-book readers. Toshiba announces its newest, Android-based reader. The BookPlace DB50 is a 7-inch device that provides access to Toshiba’s BookPlace store, which offers over 43,000 Japanese e-book titles and magazines. The company plans on expanding the library to 100,000 titles by March this year.

The device runs on modified versions of Linux and Android 2.3.4. It also features a TFT LCD screen with 600 x 1024 resolution and LED backlight, 1GHz Freescale i.MX535 CPU, 8GB memory, 1GB RAM, WiFi,Bluetooth, microUSB 2.0, microSD card slot, a mono speaker for MP3 playback, about 7.5 hours of battery life, and five physical buttons.

The Toshiba BookPlace DB50 will be available to the Japanese market on February 10 with a suggested price of US$284, including a $64 coupon for use in the BookPlace library.

Source: TechCrunch

 
 

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