More E-Readers are coming! Amazon's Kindle still holds onto the top of the reader market, but they're not likely to stay there very long after CES 2010. A whole bunch of new readers and tablets with reader capabilities will be shown off at the show next month. Paradigm Shift, a currently obscure manufacturer, will even be bringing two new color E-Readers to the show.
Electronista reports that one of these gadgets will be a 5" reader with a built-in MP3 player and photo viewer. The EER-051 will have 1 GB of memory in addition to an SD card expansion slot. It will support ANSI, Unicode TXT, DOC, PDF, HTML, FB2, PDB and unprotected EPUB among other formats.The next Paradigm Shift reader is the 7" EER-071WF. This device will be closer to a tablet PC. It will run Windows CE and have a full touchscreen interface, WiFi, and the ability to read e-books with DRM. It will also be able to use chat programs (E-Buddy) and view YouTube videos, Word documents, Excel and PDF files. It'll have Flash capability and pack 2GB of space, with a microSD slot for more storage.
The 5" reader will be available in white, pastel blue, pastel periwinkle, pastel pink, black, and silver. It is set to cost around $150. The 7" tablet/reader will come in black or white and cost $200. Both devices should start shipping in late February.
CES 2010 will start on January 7, 2010 and lasts until the 10th. Of course CES news is already pouring in. Read about it in our CES 2010 section.