ViewSonic VEB632 JinYong eBook e-reader hands-on from Taipei

Paying homage to Jin Yang in an electronic age.

Published Thu, May 27 2010 6:23 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:34 PM CST
Today we attended a ViewSonic press conference in Taipei where the company used the event to launch a range of new eBook e-readers appropriately held at the eslite bookstore.

Next up Mike Chen, a ViewSonic product manager for its digital media business unit, introduces the special editor VEB632 JinYong Reader e-reader that is at the top-end of ViewSonic's new eBook range. It will go on sale in Taiwan in July with a rather rich street price of 14,800 NTD or around 462 USD at today's rate.

Yin Yong is a very famous Chinese martial arts novelist who has written some 36 books on the ancient Eastern fighting art that are enjoyed by Chinese all around the world. The VEB632 e-reader comes bundled with all of Jin Yong's books included on the 2GB of internal storage. The e-reader sports a six-inch e-ink display that supports an 800 x 600 resolution with up to 16 levels of grey. This model is slightly bigger and heavier than the previous VEB620 model we looked at, but it comes in at a still quite nimble and comfortable 250 grams or around 9 ounces.

What is different with this unit is that it comes with a full touch screen ready display and it also includes 802.11 b/g wireless for downloading ebooks from a range of supported online stores from the VEB632 itself.

Watch the video above for a full hands-on and close up look at the newly launched VEB632. Keep in mind that the unit you are seeing here is not 100% finished and it may change a little from the final shipping version that goes on sale in July.

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