Bangalore-based digital publisher EC Media International has unveiled its e-book reader Wink which allows users to read in 15 languages and makes available 200,000 titles to choose from.
The e-reader, launched at the India Habitat Centre on Monday, hawks its booty from its online store – www.thewinkstore.com – which also stockpiles newspapers, magazines and selected articles. The titles in 20 categories range from children's books, religion to fiction.
Priced at Rs 11,490, the e-reader has a 400 Mhz processor, a six-inch screen, screen resolution of 600×800 pixels, Wifi connectivity and weighs 260 gm.
The company has entered into an agreement with an independent news agency in the country to publish the country's first e-newspaper – Wink Wire.
The e-reader uses e-ink technology to display content to readers. The main advantages are portability, strain-free reading even in bright sunlight and substantial battery life, a spokesperson for the company said.
Outlining the core philosophy of an e-reader, the spokesperson said: “With millions of titles at your fingertips, you are saving a tree with every book you read, saving time and fuel for every trip to the library and considerably reducing carbon footprints in the process.”
Wink is currently available in two models – Wink XTS and Wink 3G. Two new models – Wink XTR and Wink 3G+ – are on the cards.