Electronic readers for newspapers


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There are several such stories today about a new electronic reader for newspapers. Contrary to what the stories say, these A4 readers are not new. What is news is the fall in price for A4 readers. At $US299, it is now close to a year subscription cost of a newspaper.

I expect early models will probably be released here in two years.

Although I do not know what these new designs look like here are some from a rival company, that do look good.

I find the current ebook readers not comfortable to use but I confess these readers do look good.

The advantage of using these for newspapers is they will always have a current edition, they use touch screens and allow hyperlinks on an A4 sheet that keeps the current layout of the newspaper and magazines intact.