BeBook have announced the addition of a Android tablet PC into their range of eBook readers. The new product is called the BeBook Live.
Here’s a teaser video that BeBook have released, but check out the hands on review of the BeBook Live in the video lower down too.
The BeBook Live runs on a 1 GHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor. It’s running Android 2.2, and has a 7″, 800×600 multi-touch capacative display. It also has a front facing camera which should allow video calling. I’ve heard that it runs Angry Birds very smoothly too, so good news for people wanting to waste time instead of reading their ebooks! Unlike the iPad, the BeBook Live has a USB port allowing many things to be plugged in, such as a keyboard, or a USB drive – and also has flash support. Whilst it does have a smaller screen than the iPad 2 – it is over 25% lighter (426 grams), so should be much more comfortable to hold whilst reading.
The Live has 512MB of DDR memory, and 4GB of internal storage. This can easily be expanded using the microSD / SDHC card slot. The BeBook Live even has HDMI out, and stereo speakers!
The BeBook Live will only set you back £229 and is currently available for pre order from the offical bebook website (now gone!). I’m going to try to get my hands on one of these as soon as possible, and hopefully will do another video review soon. If you have any questions you want answered, leave them in the comments below and I’ll try to cover them when I get mine.
If you’re looking for details of the previous editions of the bebook, such as the BeBook One, or the BeBook Mini – check out my other BeBook posts