New electronic reader beats Kindle on color, not on cost

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 

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