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The way we read, buy and carry books has been revolutionised. With space for a thousand books on the internal memory alone, compatibility with over 10 eBook formats and a large choice of online stores from which to buy your eBooks, BeBook steps well-armed into the eReader market

London, UK,4th Novemeber 2008: UK distributor Widget, today announced the UK release of the BeBook, the latest in portable eBook readers. The BeBook is an electronic book reader that lets you read digital content anywhere and everywhere. The BeBook’s revolutionary technology enables you to digitally read book content just as you would a traditional paper printed book. Except now you can have up to a 1000 books in your pocket at any time! So whether you want to catch up on the latest Patricia Cornwell, Stephen King, Jeffery Deaver or read classics like Pride and Prejudice or the entire William Shakespeare collection, just switch on your BeBook!

The electronic paper-like display with Vizplex technology, precise one-handed navigation and stylish design, allows readers to enjoy as many best sellers and contemporary classics as their digital library allows, and with 150 pre-installed eBooks it’s easy to get started.

BeBook is one of the few eBook readers to incorporate Mobipocket, the leading eBook format which allows users to buy eBooks, news or magazines from a huge number of online bookstores, allowing them to shop around and always get the best deal.

Choose from more than 80,000 popular and bestseller titles online at www.mobipocket.com and other online stores like ebooks.com and diesel-ebooks.com. There are also over 1.3 million free titles available at mybebook.com, worldpubliclibrary.org, www.gutenberg.org, www.archive.org and www.worldebookfair.com to name a few. Alternatively you can visit BeBook's own online book directory

The BeBook’s incredible viewing experience is due to its high-resolution electronic paper display technology, which delivers astonishing realism appearing just as ink on paper to the reader. With it's highly power-efficient E-paper and patented E-Ink technology the BeBook offers readability even in bright sunlight, with one three-hour battery charge the BeBook will last around 7,000 page turns.

The BEBOOK is capable of reading an unrivalled number of digital document formats: pdf, mobi, lit, epub, html, doc, fb2, txt, ppt, prc, rtf, jpg, mp3 files and many more. BeBook features a 6-inch reflective screen, an SD card slot, 512MB of internal storage and a USB connector. The BeBook’s dimensions are 184mm (length) x 120mm (width) x 10mm (height) and it weighs just 220 grams including the battery.

Pricing and Availability

The BeBook is available now and can be purchased for £229.99 RRP from www.widget.com

Accessories include; leather protective case, USB cable, user manual, earphones.

The BeBook comes with a standard one year warranty.

BeBook is the only book that never ends...

BeBook: Key features and technical specifications.

Features:

• BeBook is compatible with most online bookstores including mobipocket.com, ebooks.com and offers the most file formats of any eBook reader.
• Multi-format capability enables consumers to shop around for eBooks rather than being forced to use proprietary format of other eBook readers.
• BeBook's internal memory is enough to store around a 1000 standard sized books.
• BeBook has 150 books preinstalled plus over 20.000 free books on the BeBook website.
• BeBook has E-paper and E-Ink, a revolutionary new low power consuming display technology with excellent reading capability even in bright sunlight!
• Plays mp3 files and audio books.
• No shopping limitations: buy or download books, news or magazines anywhere (worldwide) and read them on your BeBook.
• Users with impaired or limited eyesight can enjoy fully adjustable text size, which can be magnified
or reduced on demand.
• Open software standard. (Lifetime firmware updates are free)
• One three-hour battery charge allows around 7,000 page turns.
• With no need to switch off, the battery will never accidentally drain.

Technical Specifications :

• Dimensions: 184mm(l)x120mm(w)x10mm(h) (appr. 7.24 x 4.74 x 0.39 Inches)
• Weight : 220g. (appr. 7.76 oz. , weight of the battery included)
• Display: E-paper, 600x800 pixels (6 inch) (Vizplex E-Ink technology)
• Internal storage: 512MB flash memory
• I/O: 3.5mm audio jack, USB 1.1 Port, SD slot (expandable up to 4GB)
• Power Supply: 3.7V Li-ION battery 950mAh
• Operating Temperature 0ºC to 40ºC

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About Widget UK Ltd - www.widget.com

Widget UK is a leading supplier and distributor of mobile computing devices and accessories. Its portfolio includes satellite navigation, portable scanning devices and PDA accessories.

Specific brands that are distributed by Widget include the TomTom GPS range, the PocketSurfer2, Etymotic’s ER-6i and ER-4 earphones, CardScan business card readers and the BeBook eReader.

Contact:

Mathew Jones, Marketing Director, Widget UK
+44 (0) 1438 842360
mathew.jones@widget.co.uk
www.widget.com

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