Electronic book readers have been flooding the market in recent months, trying to carve out some of the market established by Amazon's Kindle. Now a long rumored device by Fujitsu is preparing to launch. Called the FLEPia, it's only available in Japan for now and comes with a hefty price tag of about $1,000. But it has something the new Kindle 2 doesn't: color display.
The FLEPia will start shipping in April. Described by Fujitsu as "the world's first color e-paper mobile terminal," it sports an 8-inch display screen "capable of showing up to 260,000 colors in high-definition" and can "can store the equivalent of 5,000 conventional paper-based books." Fujitsu didn't say if and when the device might be available in the U.S. or other markets. more