Fujitsu has launched the world's first e-book with a color display in Japan. When used with a separate memory card, the paperback-sized gadget dubbed the "FLEPia" can store the equivalent of 5,000 conventional books.
It weighs 385 grams, is 12.5 milimeters thick and has a 20-centimeter electronic paper display that can show 260,000 colors.
Equipped with Bluetooth and high-speed wireless LAN, it can operate 40 hours when fully charged, the company said.
Online sales began Wednesday, priced at 99,750 yen. The company aims to sell 50,000 units in two years.
"We are seeing very good customer interest since the launch," said Makoto Saito, spokesman for Fujitsu Frontech, which developed the device.
Fujitsu hopes to sell the e-book abroad in the future, Saito said.© Wire reports