Samsung E6 and E101 WiFi/Bluetooth ebook readers

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Samsung have announced their first entries into the burgeoning ebook market, and as you’d expect they’re not doing anything by halves.  The Samsung E6 has a 6-inch E Ink display and the Samsung E101 has a larger 10-inch display; both have touchscreens that respond to a dedicated stylus, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 for wireless downloads and exchanging content.

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Meanwhile Samsung have also partnered with Google for ebook content for the two devices, presumably for the large part using the search giant’s huge repository of out-of-copyright Google Books titles.  As for the form-factor, each ebook reader has a slide-down control panel which reveals navigation and menu controls together with stereo speakers.

Samsung are estimating up to two weeks use from a single battery charge, though we’d guess that’s with wireless shut off.  Both new ebook readers are expected to arrive on the market in early 2010, priced at $399 for the Samsung E6 and a whopping $699 for the Samsung E101.

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