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The Rocket eBook™ has been developed by the NuvoSoft company and is distributed by officeMax (click here to buy YOUR Rocket eBook now).
The Rocket eBook™ takes book buying to the next level, from online ordering to online delivery, and lets you browse, annotate and bookmark. Think of the
Rocket eBook™ as a portable library that hold all your business and pleasure reading, accessible, anytime, anywhere.
$149, 1.3 pounds, stores 4000 pages
Rocket eBook |
The Rocket has landed!
About the size of a paperback the Rocket eBook™ holds some 4000 pages of words and images. That´s about
10 novels. Weighting just 22 ounces, the rocket eBook nestles easily in the curve of your palm. And it goes everywhere you go - so you can
take off in any
direction and never be far from what you want or need to read.
RCA eBook 1100 (2000)
RCA eBook 1200 (2001)
Rocket eBook Pro (1999)
Rocket eBook - Basic version (1999)
With the Rocket eBook™ the latest titles are only a mouseclick away.
for the Rocket eBook™ can be easily purchased at Barnes and Nobles.
Franklin Ebookman EBM 901 Metallic Black with 8 MB Memory (2001)
$179.95, 1.5 pounds
Handheld multimedia reader and content player with large, backlit display area. Download and read thousands of electronic books or documents, or listen to audio books. Listen to your favorite music in MP3 format. Write notes in your own handwriting, and record messages in your own voice Keep track of your important numbers, dates, and appointments.
Franklin Ebookman EBM 911 Translucent Graphite with 16 MB Memory (2001)
by simply opening the
built-in protective cover. Material on the SoftBook is displayed and read one page at a time. You can also search for words and phrases,
view text in a choice of font sizes, make annotations directly
on the screen, erase them, highlight text, bookmark pages
and link to related information.
Refreshing the SoftBook with new reading material simply
requires connecting to the SoftBook Network. No
computer is necessary. The SoftBook features a built-in
33.6 kbps modem that automatically connects to the
SoftBook Network simply by plugging into a standard
Typical download of a 300-page book takes about three
Opening the cover instantly activates the
9.5-inch display to
wherever you were
last - either the
Bookshelf or the
current page of the
book you were
The bright, backlit grayscale screen provides a pleasing
black-on-white contrast for easy reading without requiring
any additional light source. The screen is touch sensitive,
allowing you to simply tap icon menus to open new books
and interact with the SoftBook.
SoftBook Press develops and
markets an advanced paperless publishing and distribution
system that includes the SoftBook, an electronic book.
In addition SoftBook Press provides
content from leading publishing partners to consumers in
their Soft Bookstore. Based in Menlo Park, California,
SoftBook Press, Inc. is a privately held company.
$299.95 plus $20 montly subscription,
2.9 pounds, stores 1500 pages
The lightweight, portable SoftBook, with its built-in
Internet connection allows professionals to easily, quickly
and securely download and read a wide selection of
corporate documents, books, and periodicals. The base SoftBook
holds 1,500 pages of text. The memory can be expanded.
Just like a book, the
SoftBook becomes "ready to read"
of the price range of electronic book readers.
(A lower priced student version has been announced for the end of this year). One disadvantage might be the higher weight (over 3.5 pounds) compared to it´s competitors.
$1500, 3.6 pounds, stores 500000 pages
Everybook´s Dedicated Reader™|
Having two high resolution (1280 by 1024 pixel) color screens, the Dedicated Reader™ targets the professional user.
With a price of $1500 the Dedicated Reader™ currently marks the upper end
airplanes or in bed, without disturbing others. The display screen
is also easily readable in direct sunlight.
Millennium EBook lets the user select from several type sizes for text characters.
Now, any book can be available in large type! The proprietary, bit-mapped design
of the display allows for books to be in any language … from Chinese to Tagalog.
Long life, rechargable, removable batteries operate for up to 18 hours.
The biggest advantage over its competitors is the large library of over 10.000 titles including
romances and popular fiction, in addition to professional and educational texts These can be purchased at
the Librius World Bookstore.
$199, 1.0 pounds, stores 5000 pages
Librius Millennium EBook|
The Millennium EBook is competitivly priced and offers the advantages of low weight and simple operations.
In fact this reader only has 7 buttons, which control all operations. The Millennium EBook works like the Rocket eBook. You plug it into a PC, then
download texts through the computer to the reader. The Millennium EBook includes a bright backlight to allow
reading in difficult, low light
areas such as on
wired convertible computer desk. LunchBOOK relies on good old DOS as operating system,
pointing out that this allows its book to be read for years, regardless how technology changes.
LunchBOOK™ a rugged, colorful, kid-proof lunch-box type
carrying case styling reader aims at the kids and
will make its debut in schools. LunchBOOK™ becomes the
take-it-with-you part of The Learning
Station™, Summerland's popular
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News and Press Releases:
Adobe Systems and Everybook Inc. Announce Partnership Agreement (Everybook, 08-31-99)
Focus on Technology Book with No Pages (Newsweek, 06-07-99)
SoftBook Press and Rogers Cantel Join Forces to distribute SoftBook (Business Wire, 06-02-99)
IDG Books Worldwide supports New Open eBook Standard (Business Wire, 06-02-99)
Chapters to distribute Rocket eBook in Canada (Ottawa Citizen Online, 05-31-99)
E-Books Soon we´ll be able to download text to video ´pages´ (San Jose Mercury News, 05-30-99)
Reading a good e-book (CBS, 04-19-99)
Web publishing a novel business (Ottawa Citizen, 04-19-99)
Deals give e-books a boost (USA Today, 04-19-99)
E-Books Target Pricey Print Books (PC World, 04-19-99)
Will e-books eventually replace the real thing? (Toledo Blade, 04-17-99)
Monica´s Story simultaneously released as ebook (Salon Magazine, 03-05-99)
Rocket eBook wins Mobility Award (Business Wire, 02-24-99)
E-Book Poised to Eclipse 10.000 Units Sold (Tech Wire, 02-19-99)
Getting a Read on the E-Book: Introduction (Computer Shopper, 02-13-99)
Digital tools Bytes and books (Forbes, 02-08-99)
E-books Deliver Volumes of Text (Computer Shopper, 01-26-99)
Texts of Scientific Studies:
The Future of Reading in the Digital Age
Affordances of Paper: Reading Online vs. Paper Documents
Human Factors in Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals
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