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Acer LumiRead e-book reader
Photo: Company [May 31, 2010]

Acer has announced LumiRead, an e-book reader that supports Acer's clear.fi solution, a content supply platform which allows consumers to access and share e-books and audio-books.

The device supports both Wi-Fi and 3G through the built-in modules for downloading the contents and Acer has already signed agreements with Barnes and Nobles to offer more than one million titles in its e-books store as well as Germany-based internet book retailer Libri.de to offer more than four million titles and China-based Founder, for providing localized contents in English, Chinese and German. The content will also be translated for serving French and Italian readers.

Acer LumiRead features a 6-inch display and is only a few millimeters thick. With non-glare, no backlit E-ink display, it delivers a paper-like reading experience even under bright sunlight.

Equipped with 2GB flash memory, it can hold more than 1,000 books and users can increase the device's capacity through inserting an additional memory card. The device also features a scanner that allows for scanning book's ISBN codes to create customized wish-list and search on supported online library and book stores.

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