This could probably be the most expensive ebook reader, ever. Just read where Fujitsu has come out with a color e-reader called, the FLEPia, to be released in Japan for $1,000. Here we are complaining about e-readers here costing on the high end $300-$500 and here we have a color e-reader on the market only in Japan, mind you, going for $1,000? Folks, are we going in the wrong direction or what, price-wise, with these devices?
Weighing less than a pound, the e-reader uses the latest no- glare e-ink technology to render text as clearly as a printed page. Flepia displays 260,000 colors, good enough to display magazine like graphics. With up to 40 hours of continuous battery operation when fully charged, like other e-readers on the market it does not require power for continuous display of a screen image, consuming power only during re-draw. When used with a 4GB SD card, the color e- paper terminal can store the equivalent of 5,000 conventional paper based, 300-pages-long books.
The company plans to release this device to the US among others sometime next year or later. From everything I’ve read thus far and seen thus far, this device looks like a trumped up, expensive ass Kindle to me. And what’s with that name? The FLEPia? Let’s test it out: I’m reading on my new FLEPia. Nah, it just doesn’t have the same ring to like: I’m reading on my new Sony Reader. It seems to me, as a consumer, that these companies are trumpeting each other over technology and ignoring the average, working class with that price tag. We just need a ebook reader that is reasonably priced and compatible with every format available with an added touch of goodness that makes reading on these things so worth it. ¿Comprende?