Oh boy. Hanwang is a company that seems to create a new eBook device every month.
Now they’re showing a mini-tablet that runs Windows 7.
First some screensnaps, then the video:
Now the video:
I’d like to get excited about this, but the price will be the thing. That and availability. At least it will be able to do eBooks via software: LIT via MS Reader, Mobi via MobiPocket Desktop, PDF via Adobe Reader/Adobe Digital Editions, etc. Although with an Atom processor, I’m not certain how successful any of that will be.
UPDATE: DO NOT BUY THESE. See this post.
Since he’s been generally out of print for so long, I’ve been able to read only two of his books, but I loved them. So I’ve been waiting and waiting for someone to get wise and bring him back.
Now Harlequin will be doing so — in paper and in eBook.
Just look at these covers!
Go see the rest in the Vintage series (which includes other writers)!
136.) A Passion For Justice
September 29, 1963
Written by: Peter Packer
Directed by: Murray Golden
Charles Dickens visits Virginia City and is appalled to discover his work being reprinted without his permission by the local paper.
And this wonderful clip:
“I’ve poured my life into my work. And I have to fight for it.”
“They fail to realize how much a writer gives of himself. How much of his soul is locked into every word.”
The app costs $28.99 — $10 more than the print version of the Stylebook (just $4 more if you factor in the $6 shipping fee), and $4 more than the online subscription. The app designers are quick to point out, though, that the price is comparable to other reference iPhone apps, including the Oxford English Dictionary ($19.99) and the American Heritage Dictionary ($29.99). Newvine also notes that users who purchase the 2009 app would be offered a two-for-one deal that would guarantee them the 2010 app for free.
That’s clever: Give us your money now and you’ll also get something later.
The reverse Wimpy.
Am I the only person to notice that AP didn’t do this for the Sony Reader or abominable Kindle? So much for the utility of eInk devices.