A no namer called Foxit plans to introduce an e-reader next year that will undercut the competition by $130.  Called the eSlick, it measures just .4-inches thick, includes a 2GB SD card (accepts up to 4GB SD cards) and MP3 player.  It’s OS is of a Linux flavor, which has proved to be a relatively reliable platform.  The screen is a 800×600 eInk display with 4 levels of gradation and the rechargeable battery purportedly gets up to 8,000 page views on a single charge.  The eSlick will be available for $229, $130 less than Amazon’s Kindle, but with that price comes some concessions, such as no built-in WiFi.

The eSlick will be available January 2009, but they’re taking preorders here


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."