Ectaco Taking Pre-Orders for Their New jetbook mini Ebook Readers – $99.95!

Ectaco is a company known for electronic translators, translation software, and ebook readers.  They are introducing their new jetbook mini – the most inexpensive ebook reader on the market.  It has a 5″ TFT screen, adjustable fonts, and it will run for 90 hours on 4 AAA batteries (first set is included).  The jetbook mini offers multi-language support for English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian.  You can rotate it for right- or left-handed reading.  It supports LIT, MOBI, EPUB, HTML, PRC, RTF, PDB, and PDF (if you use a program called Calibre to convert the PDF to TXT and FB2).  The jetbook mini is available in Anthracite Black or California Yellow for $99.95.  Pre-orders are being taken now with a ship date of October 1.  Check out the Ectaco website to watch a demo video for the jetbook mini.

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2 thoughts on “Ectaco Taking Pre-Orders for Their New jetbook mini Ebook Readers – $99.95!”

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  2. This isn’t a rant at you specifically but I am getting tired of advertisements that claim something if it isn’t true. The Ectaco does not support PDF. It does support a format that PDF can be converted into but then it is no longer a PDF. That would be like me saying that the IPad supports flash if you use this other program to convert it to HTML5. Well, then it no longer is playing a flash video. The fact that something can be converted from a non-compatible format to a compatible one does not mean the incompatible one is now suddenly compatible. /Rant
    Anyways, that does look nice for the price.

  3. what is limiting to some is the SDHC GB limit. and the CALIBRE catch all for almost any format you need to use. here is what i copied from them. don’t get me wrong. I study Japanese and they are supporting a niche market for language dictionaries on portable form factors but this may put off some people not on the tech savvy side:

    * Multi-Language interface support for English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian
    * First and only eReader in the world to run on 4 AAA batteries (Energizer batteries included)
    * Up to 90 hours of reading time
    * All-way reading rotation for righties and lefties
    * 5″ TFT screen and smaller size for ultra portability
    * Adjustable font sizes
    * Text alignment, spacing, breaking, and encoding options
    * Clock and date functions
    * Support for LIT, MOBI, EPUB, HTML, PRC, RTF, PDB, PDF via Calibre conversion to TXT and FB2.
    * SD Card expandability up to 2 GB

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