Acer has launched its LumiRead series of ebook readers, jumping into market that is becoming increasingly crowded, especially in Asia. Monochrome e-Ink and colour LCD models were demonstrated, although no details of prices and launch have been publicized.
Company president Gianfranco Lanci unveiled the devices and announced details of content tieups with the US bookseller Barnes & Noble,German online book retailer Libri.de, and China's technology and content powerhouse Founder. Lanci expressed confidence that the content partnerships would give Acer an edge against its competition, since no one can do anything with an ebook reader unless they have
access to the ebooks they want to read.