Small Editions, the Cruz Reader

eBook News, Product AnnouncementsDave C.

Billed as an eReader, the new Cruz Reader seems to almost approach the “pad computer” level of functionality.  Coming in at about $200, the folks over at Cruz may just have a winner.  This thing is a seven inch wonder, by supporting a whole list of formats from the expected image formats to H.264/MPEG-4.

Just a short list of features and specs for the device from the Cruz website, and we’ll let you be on your way:

• Download and read over 2 Million ebooks in full color from the Borders book store
• Browse the web from any hotspot via integrated 802.11 b/g wifi
• Stay up to date with email and social networks, even while on the road
• Listen to your music collection on the go
• Download and watch full movies and other videos on a crystal clear 4:3 display – great for travel!
• Play games and install custom Android apps

• Crystal clear 4:3, 800×600 full color touch screen display – ideal for viewing ebooks and magazines, web pages, and movies
• Built in tilt activated accelerometer
• USB and SD card slot for upgradable storage, including a 2GB SD
• Built-in Dictionary, Notepad, Calendar, Alarm Clock, Contacts, Games, and other useful apps
• Access to over 2 Million ebooks via included Borders E-book library portal application
• Extended life, user replaceable battery
• 802.11b/g Wifi and full browser support
• Access to the Cruz Market™

• Full color TFT display
• 7” diagonal 800×600 screen
• Android 2.0
• 256MB RAM, 256MB internal storage
• Supports ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, HTML reader files
• MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV audio support
• MPEG-4, H.264
• JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP image support
• 802.11 b/g wifi
• Li-Ion battery – up to 10+ hours of life, 24+ standby
• 4GB Bundled SD card

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