Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New mobile phone e-reader introduced in Japan

According to a recent posting on Electronista, KDDI, a Japanese cell phone provider has introduced a new Toshiba mobile phone that is also an e-reader. The new device is called Biblio and it has 7 GB of storage available to store about 5,000 e-books from KDDI’s EZ Book Service. The device also features a 3.5 inch LCD screen, electronic dictionary, a 5.1 megapixel camera, and wi-fi connection. There is not word yet on pricing but the Bibilo is expected to begin shipping in Japan on June 24th.

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