Samsung Unveils eReader E6

Samsung launched its new gadget aimed to compete at the electronic book reader market. It tapped Barnes & Noble as a partner.Samsung E-6

The device, simply named Samsung eReader E6, will allow users to make notes in the ebook’s margins, underline words and add audio memos and annotations. A special electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen will be used to do the editing. However, a user cannot use his or her own fingers in case the stylus gets lost.

It can also read text aloud for ebooks with text-to-speech (TTS) technology.

The gadget measures six inches, hence the name E6, and will be released in the United States sometime in April or May with a suggested retail price of $299. It has an internal memory of 2GB (enough for 1500 books) with a microSD memory card slot which entitles owners of an additional 16GB storage.

Barnes & Noble will be a partner bookstore for the device even if the store has its own eBook reader in the market called Nook.