Binatone, a maker of consumer electronics, has announced the launch of its latest e-book reader — ReadMe Mobile. Though the company preferred to call the device an e-reader but appearance wise it looks like a cross between personal organiser and tablet.
The Binatone ReadMe Mobile is priced at 129 pounds (about Rs 9,400).
It has a colour screen which is not based on E-ink technology, so reading in the sun would be a bit difficult. Another point that needs to be noted that it has no touchscreen, so any kind of input can only be made through the keypad located beneath the screen.
It runs on the Android operating system version 2.1 and it allows WiFi connectivity as well so the users can browse the web and do some email work as well, apart from reading books on it. The battery of ReadMe Mobile, the company says, provides six hours of reading time, which is less than impressive.
Binatone is more known for producing cheap Android tablets, which was launched in India in 2010 but its availability has been a big issue for the users. Even if Binatone ReadMe Mobile is launched in India, going by the company’s track record, the availability would still remain an issue.
For the Indian users ReadMe Mobile is available by the name Binatone Easytab on Letsbuy.com for Rs 6699.