Samsung with Barnes & Noble launches eReader

Samsung with Barnes & Noble rolled out a new “Samsung eReader” which lets people make notes in the margins of e-book pages, pointed out Vickie Cullen. Users of Samsung's eReader can modify electronic pages by underlining words, for e.g., they can use built-in voice recording functionality to produce audio memos & annotations. It's also able […]

Samsung with Barnes & Noble rolled out a new “Samsung eReader” which lets people make notes in the margins of e-book pages, pointed out Vickie Cullen. Users of Samsung's eReader can modify electronic pages by underlining words, for e.g., they can use built-in voice recording functionality to produce audio memos & annotations. It's also able to read text aloud, but only with electronic books that support text-to-speech (TTS) technology. A reader can make notes in the margins through the use of a special electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen. eReader comes in a slider form factor with a six-inch E-ink screen displaying at 600x800 resolution in eight shades of grey. Cullen said that you can import drawings and photos in JPEG and BMP formats as well as other files downloaded from Internet to a PC, using eReader's mini-USB port. Other formats include e-pub, PDF/a, and TXT. Samsung's new device offers 26 GB of internal memory, plus an external Micro SD slot capable of increasing storage by another 16 GB. It also comes with built-in speakers, Bluetooth technology for playing back music, she said. Readers can use the gadget's built-in Wi-Fi, together with Samsung's proprietary EmoLink technology, for sharing content -- including notes jotted in e-book margins, for instance -- between two devices.