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Elonex 710EB colour touchscreen ebook reader - available to pre-order £99 @ Elonex!
Elonex 710EB colour touchscreen ebook reader - available to pre-order £99 @ Elonex!

Elonex 710EB colour touchscreen ebook reader - available to pre-order £99 @ Elonex!

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"Last but not least, after the notoriously cheap Elonex One netbook, the company outdoes itself with a £99 ($152) 7-inch color-screen e-reader, dubbed the 710EB. There weren't any working demo units to show off the pretty interface and Elonex's eBookstore (in partnership with British bookstores Waterstone's and WHSmith), nor were there many specs to look at, but we're promised a mid-May launch for this ARM-powered device."

seems nice, however the guy on video says battery good for 7000 page turns and that you wouldn't have to charge it for weeks - according to their website, battery lasts 8 hours, therefore you'd have to turn your page every 4.11 seconds to get the full effect.

nice, but i'm very happy with my sony e-reader. doesn't have all the bells and whistles this one seems to have, but it is very robust, very useable and the battery WILL last for weeks.

i've voted hot, simply for the price

Not really what you want to read books on

Are there any working units to see online?

scrumpypaul;8386079

seems nice, however the guy on video says battery good for 7000 page … seems nice, however the guy on video says battery good for 7000 page turns and that you wouldn't have to charge it for weeks - according to their website, battery lasts 8 hours



I saw that as well, the guy must have bee confused, the deal-breaker for me was that it does not use eink technology so it will not be as easy on the eyes.

merlinium;8386123

I saw that as well, the guy must have bee confused, the deal-breaker for … I saw that as well, the guy must have bee confused, the deal-breaker for me was that it does not use eink technology so it will not be as easy on the eyes.


Totally agree. For me any ebook reader that doesn't use eInk is a waste of time. The biggest advantages of a separate reader are battery life and not having a back light. So many reviewers don't seem to 'get' this because they often spend a few hours playing with it rather than a 6 hour flight reading from it.

One day ebook readers with e-ink will be in colour and will cost under £100 ....... in the meantime, I guess a proliferation of 'tablet' machines will appear on the coat-tails of Apple's ipad ... difficult to vote either way for this until more details are available about what it'll read etc.

That_Bloke;8386524

Totally agree. For me any ebook reader that doesn't use eInk is a waste … Totally agree. For me any ebook reader that doesn't use eInk is a waste of time. The biggest advantages of a separate reader are battery life and not having a back light. So many reviewers don't seem to 'get' this because they often spend a few hours playing with it rather than a 6 hour flight reading from it.



Completely agree. I've read through many a book on my Sony pocket ereader. Why do you need a colour screen to read a book? Unless it's a kids book?

Maybe I should patent a 3D colour screen ebook to replace my sons pop up books.

On a side note, the Elenox ebook readers I got from Boarders for £35 were easier to read from than the Sony one but the plastic casing was a fingerprint magnet.

Monkey nuts 2;8386639

Why do you need a colour screen to read a book?



I guess people want to use them for newspapers and magazines as well as books

That_Bloke;8386524

Totally agree. For me any ebook reader that doesn't use eInk is a waste … Totally agree. For me any ebook reader that doesn't use eInk is a waste of time. The biggest advantages of a separate reader are battery life and not having a back light. So many reviewers don't seem to 'get' this because they often spend a few hours playing with it rather than a 6 hour flight reading from it.

Absolutely true. I am beginning to suspect that these reviewers don't even read books anyway.

Does anyone else get the Shop page blocked as a threat? Very odd

I'd rather spend £600 more for an iPad
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