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