Japanese markets flooded with Panasonic's new Android-based e-book reader

Japanese technology builder Panasonic Corp. has showcased a 7-inch Andorid Book Place e-book tablet at the 15th e-Book Expo in Tokyo, Japan. The e-book highlights the support of Japan’s leading e-commerce portal Rakuten’s e-book store. The Panasonic e-book will be up for sales in August 2011, the company revealed.

Android e-Book Tablet
Android e-Book Tablet

Beyond everything, key feature of the Panasonic Book Place e-store is its association with the e-book store of Rakuten. The device will come up with a stock of more than 600 pre-installed e-books. That means buyers can start reading soon after they obtain the e-book.

Android e-Book Tablet
Android e-Book Tablet

Thanks to a great user interface, e-books are displayed nicely on its home screen. The e-book reader features an API that will help show Rakuten’s e-books marvelously on the device. With a Wi-Fi connectivity, you can access to online resources for more books, magazines and periodicals, Panasonic said.

Under the hood, the Panasonic Book Place e-book has a dual-core processor, built-in camera and microSDHC slot. The device will weigh at 400g. The 7-inch display has a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels. It will also have applications to check e-mails, surf the Web and watch YouTube videos and images. Of course, these additional features make the device an absolute e-book.

Android e-Book Tablet
Android e-Book Tablet

However, it is not clear whether the public version of the device will come up with the same tech specs in August 2011. The company has not revealed the price tag of the device. According to Panasonic, the e-book was mainly meant for people aged between 30 and 40, who tend to read more.

Android e-Book TabletPanasonic Android-based e-Book Tablet shown off in Japan.

Via: DigInfo

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