The first color ebook reader is available for purchase–at $1000

The first color ebook reader is now available for consumers in Japan–FLEPia by Fujitsu–at a $1000 price tag. That’s too much for most people in the market for an ebook, but eventually the technology will get cheaper and the general public will be able to afford it.

Personally, I love the idea of having some color–being able to see book covers in color, and hopefully being able to read comics and manga in color on an e-ink ebook reader. How cool is that? But it sure won’t be in my budget until it comes down a lot.

How about you? Would color entice you to get an ebook reader if the price was right?

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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5 Responses to The first color ebook reader is available for purchase–at $1000

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  2. Jo Treggiari says:

    Absolutely. I love books- the feel of the pages, the smell of them- but I love all this new technology as well. But that being said, the price will have to come down a lot!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Oh, good! I’m glad there’s someone else who loves paper books and technology. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And yeah–the price will have to come down a lot. I still haven’t bought myself a black-and-white e-ink reader–the $300 plus is a bit much for me. I think I’d probably rather buy a new netbook, since my current one struggles.

  4. Cheryl says:

    I gotta say, though–that color was one of the things missing for me when I’d read about ebook readers. Many people say you don’t need it, and for sure you don’t when you’re actually reading the book–but I care about how things look, too, and presentation, and seeing the covers. And I imagine reading comics that way (sighing happily). So–I’m glad for this advancement, though it’ll probably be at least a few years before the price comes down. I assume.

  5. David says:

    Actually one will be available soon for just $299. Check “Always Innovating TouchBook”

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