kyobo heroThere is nothing quite like curling up to a good book on a rainy day with a hot mug of coffee in one hand, while there is also a plate of cookies that delivers quick and easy access to boot whenever your stomach experiences hunger pangs. Well, these days, it makes sense for e-book readers to hit the market – and South Korea’s latest e-book reader would be the Kyobo e-reader (talk about a simple name that gets the message across loud and clear!). It does resemble a whole lot like the Mirasol prototypes which have been making their way around over the past two years, where we are looking at a 5.7″ XGA display at 1,024 x 768 resolution and 223 ppi, being powered by a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon S2 class processor, boasting a touchscreen interface and will cost you $310 a pop. Of course, if you are a Kyobo Platinum Book Club member, then your pocket would suffer a little bit less with a purchase price of $265.

No idea on the battery life of this puppy, but according to Kyobo, “The device will allow for weeks of reading under typical usage” – that translates to “30 minutes of daily reading time with Wi-Fi off and front light set to 25 percent utilization.” Do you think the Kyobo e-reader has what it takes to make it big time in the US, considering the amount of competition it has in this part of the world?

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