Toshiba – Digital book service “BookPlace Cloud Innovation” and digital book reader “BookPlace MONO”
Toshiba has introduced a combined digital book content service and digital reader.
It’s content service, “BookPlace Cloud Innovation” was started today, and is aiming to store 100,000 digital books by this coming summer. The content service is accessible over smart devices – Android smart phone, Android tablet, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPad mini (on PCs in May or later) – and purchased content can be accessed on 5 different devices with the same account.
Toshiba’s hardware, the digital book reader, “BookPlace MONO” (with contents) will be available on April 16.
It will be sold with accompanying “sets” of digital volumes as follows:
“BookPlace MONO” and 1 set: ¥13,900
“BookPlace MONO” and 2 sets: ¥19,800
“BookPlace MONO” and 3 sets: ¥24,900
1 set = 15-20 volumes
“BookPlace MONO” will be sold only with contents or dedicated points that you can use at BookPlace (http://bookplace.jp/), it’s download site.
Bookplace has partnered with 5 major book stores to sell/promote the contents and BookPlace MONO.
BookPlace MONO specs:
Display: 6 inch electronic paper
Resolution: 758×1024 dot, 16 gradation grayscale
Touch panel: optical touch panel
Built-in memory/ software capacity: 4GB/ 1.2GB
microSD memory card slot: 1 slot (microSD memory card, micro SDHC memory card
Communication: Wi-fi, IEEE802.11b/g/n
External terminal: micro USB2.0 (microB) x 1, headphone terminal (3.5mm mini jack) x 1
Battery life: Approx. 8,000 pages (depends on reading environment)
Size: Width 110 mm, Height 170 mm
Weight: 180 g
Accessories: microUSB cable