New Releases...eBookman

Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc. has introduced the eBookman, a hand-held device that delivers electronic books, audio books, MP3s, and other information that can be retrieved from the Internet. The new eBookman features optimal display size, a robust feature set, and affordable pricing. Its software architecture protects programs and media while providing developers with an affordable platform to create new applications. Thus, eBookman customers can access content from the Internet that publishers have previously been hesitant to make available in other open platforms.Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc. has introduced the eBookman, a hand-held device that delivers electronic books, audio books, MP3s, and other information that can be retrieved from the Internet. The new eBookman features optimal display size, a robust feature set, and affordable pricing. Its software architecture protects programs and media while providing developers with an affordable platform to create new applications. Thus, eBookman customers can access content from the Internet that publishers have previously been hesitant to make available in other open platforms.

All models of the eBookman feature a 240 x 200 pixel LCD screen and natural handwriting recognition that is enhanced by a variety of new UI techniques. Each model can also synchronize bundled PIM applications with Microsoft Outlook. The most affordable model, at $129.95, includes 8 MB of RAM, while the $179.95 model adds backlight, an enhanced LCD display, and a number of bundled applications and content offerings. The $229.95 product features 16 MB of RAM and additional content download offerings. Tens of thousands of titles are already available for download from the Internet, and more are added daily. Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc., Burlington, NJ, (609) 386-2500, www.franklin.com.

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.

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