This should get announced in a few days. Here are some promising specs:
- The specifications page lists 6″, 8″ and 9.7″ screens.
- The web browser uses WebKit customized for the eInk screen. Using WebKit is pretty impressive - both Safari and Chrome use it too.
- They have a pretty good looking folders system, and use thumbnails etc. well.
- Its a touch screen with a pen included and handwriting recognition.
- Support for Wi-Fi, CDMA, EVDO, and GSM is listed as optional.
- It supports a wide variety of formats including ePub, PDF, and Amazon’s own Mobipocket (.prc).
- There’s no keyboard and there’s an iPod scroll wheel type control on the front.
- There’s a rather intriguing button on the back identical in design to the scroll wheel on the front.
- They say - “full screen scribble will bring you real handwriting experience - Search, annotate, highlight, and input text easily with a pen.”
- Also support for multiple languages - English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Simple and Traditional Chinese.
Here's a video about the device. I must say, it looks pretty slick!
It also looks like iRiver is about to enter the fray.