Samsung's First e-Book

Jan 28. 2010
Samsung’s new e-Book devices

Samsung’s new e-Book devices boast first-of-its-kind functionality with a precision stylus pen London, UK - January 6, 2010 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today unveiled its first e-book at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The 6-inch E6 and 10-inch E101 further solidify Samsung’s position as a global leader in display technology by raising the bar on the quality of writing capabilities for e-Book. “We’ve used our expertise to create a high-quality e-Book with today’s on-the-go consumer in mind,” said Dominic Webb, General Manager, Display Division, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. “Samsung is addressing a common frustration that users experience with many of today’s e-Books by using an electromagnetic resonance pen to save them time when writing on their e-Book.” Samsung’s new E6 and E1010 e-Books are equipped with an e-paper display similar to real paper to enable a clearer display even outdoors. Many other functions are also included to provide an effective reading environment. The global e-Book formats ePub, PDF and TXT are all supported, and the built-in dictionaries can be used just by touching the screen with the stylus. A built-in MP3 player function allows users to listen to an audio book, or to listen to music whilst reading a book. In addition, Samsung’s unique “Text-to-Speech” engine can read a book with accurate pronunciations for users who are driving or in noisy environments. Handwriting Recognition Capabilities Unlike other e-Book devices, Samsung’s E6 and E101 use handwriting recognition to allow users to annotate their reading selections, calendars and notes with a built-in electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen. This dedicated pen prevents mistypes caused by hands and other objects that may graze the screen’s surface. A variety of pen and eraser thicknesses make the Samsung e-book perfect for drawing and writing. The E101, in particular, boasts additional functions such as calligraphy and edit functions (cut, copy and paste) with the stylus pressure sensitivity feature. Wi-Fi Wireless Samsung’s e-Book devices are equipped for wireless connectivity as well. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g allows users to download content such as books and newspapers from a server wirelessly, as well as to share content with other devices. The Samsung E6 and E101 will be available in the UK during March 2010. The E6, E101 and more new display products from Samsung will be on display at booth #11026 during the International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, January 7 – 10, 2010. About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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