Infibeam Launched “Pi”: India’s First Ebook Reader
By on January 28th, 2010

We all know that yesterday, Apple launched its own tablet: iPad which can be used as an eBook reader. Also thanks to iBooks it now has endless possibilities. While the silicon valley and numerous Apple fan-bois are busy praising the iPad, here in India, Infibeam, the shopping portal has come up with its own eBook reader. The eBook reader is called Pi.

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And it’s not just a eBook reader unlike Amazons’ Kindle, but it is also equipped with music playback option. Features and specifications includes:

  • Screen: 6" E Ink ® Vizplex. No backlight / glare.
  • Slim: Less than 10mm
  • Light Weight: 180gm
  • Formats supported includes PDF, EPUB, HTML, TXT, MOBI, DOC and Images (will show in grayscale screen is 600×800 pixels) in JPG, BMP & PNG.
  • Internal Memory of 512 MB which can save about 500 books and expandable up to 4GB via SD Slot.

Priced at 9,999 INR this looks like a good purchase. You can preorder this from the official Infibeams Pi site for 999 INR. Infibeam would start shipping the device from February 22, 2010. Do you think the device can give competition to Amazon’s Kindle or even Apple’s iPad which is yet not available in India?

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  • Cassy

    I think its just the beginning for a product that has amazing maketing possibilities…I've been looking arnd to purchase an ebook reader for quite some time now…and I'm sooo glad that i can purchase it here in India now…and yes it can give kindle and iPad a run for their money as its avaialble in India NOW..though I'm sure that once Pi manages to draw the attention of people..I'm sure Apple, Amazon, Sony etc..will pick up the hint and wont take time to follow the suit…the benefit would be that slightly bigger, sleeker readers maybe available in the not too distant future…and maybe more functionality too…like an attached LED light or smethng to make bedtime reading possible…anyway..cheers to Infibeam…

 
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