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BenQ bringing nReader e-book reader to Asia

Nilay Patel

We're still not quite sure this mad rush to produce e-book readers will result in anything but tears and heartbreak, but that isn't stopping BenQ from joining in: it's just announced the nReader, which will hit Taiwan in January along with an online bookstore, followed by Japan and China. The hardware itself is pretty standard fare, with a six-inch touchscreen electronic ink display, 2GB of memory, and ePub / HTML / PDF support, so we'll see if this thing manages to move 300,000 units next year like BenQ says it will -- that seems fairly optimistic to us, but it's just a drop in the bucket according to BenQ, which says that over 100 million e-readers will sold in ten years. We'll see.

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