InfiBeam’s EBook Reader Priced at 9,999. Stiff Competition for Amazon in India?

InfiBeam is scheduled to launch its ebook reader, Pi (Pi – connection with us?) in the month of February and the ebook reader will be priced at Rs. 9,999/ (introductory pricing).

Shipping starts February 22nd and the booking amount currently is Rs. 999/.

Features/Specification of Ebook Reader

  • 6″ E Ink (R) display
  • 600×800 pixels
  • Black & White 8 grayscale
  • No backlight. Daylight readable.
  • Internal Memory of 512MB, SD Card Slot of 4GB.

    Infibeam pi ebook reader
    Infibeam pi ebook reader

Features

  • Turn page forward/backward
  • Jump to a specific page
  • Progress bar to display position in the book
  • Increase font size and reflow text automatically
  • Add bookmark to a page
  • Screen Rotate for landscape / portrait views
  • Search inside a book or document
  • Sort documents (Date, filename, Catalog)
  • Game Play by Function Key & Navigation for Soduku [details]

An interesting development, as Amazon has launched both Kindle and Kindle DX in India (Amazon can do the ‘market creation’ for InfiBeam). If you compare features, Amazon is a much better and trusted brand, and that’s where InfiBeam will face the heat.

What’s your take on InfiBeam’s Ebook Reader? Will you buy the ebook reader or wait for others to buy and share the review?

@InfiBeam: Is this part of the negotiation strategy (‘for the big deal’)?.

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