Fujitsu’s Flepia: The world’s first e-book reader is finally up for grabs

Here is some good news for all those eagerly awaiting the release of Fujitsu’s Flepia, the color e-book. The neat device is now available for sale in Japan. So if you are ready to take the next flight to Japan to grab this device, go on; it’s totally worth it. The reader has an 8″ screen, which displays 260,000 colors, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi (b and g), a mini USB port and, a touch screen (with a stylus).

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With a battery life of 40 hours (or continuous use, i.e., 2400 page turns according to Fujitsu), the reader boasts of a soft on-screen keyboard. The book reading software comes equipped with Windows CE 5, meaning support for e-mail, spreadsheets, web browsing, and other such software. A great gadget, it promises to be totally worth its value.
Priced at a whopping ¥99,750 ($1,045), the Flepia will start shipping on April 20th.

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