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Koobe's New e-Book Reader Features Neonode’s Optical Touchscreen Solution

Published on February 3, 2010 at 4:11 AM

Neonode, Inc. (OTCBB: NEON), the Swedish leading Optical Touchscreen Technology Company, announced today that the newest Koobe Inc e-Book reader, the JinYong Reader, uses its zForce optical touch screen solution for e-book readers.

The JinYong Reader incorporates an ARM-based application processor connected to a high contrast 6 inch electronic ink display and Neonode´s optical touchscreen, supporting smooth finger input with gestures and sweeps.

The JinYong Reader will feature the work of renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong among others and will be sold mainly in the traditional Chinese-language market (including but not limited to) Taiwan and Hong Kong. It will be available in the major book stores and consumer electronics channels.

The JinYong Reader is the slimmest multi-touchscreen capable eReader ever. The device supports text in a wide variety of formats such as PDF, ePub, html, txt, as well as images in JPG, BMP and PNG formats. The internal memory of 2GB can store up to 1500 e-books and can be expandable with a micro-SD memory card (up to 16GB).

Page-turning on the JinYong Reader can be done with a single slide on screen or button, while other basic functions like bookmarking, page refresh and annotation can be done with one touch, as well. Touch operation is simple and can be done with either hand.

“We are pleased to work with an e-publishing leader like Koobe to incorporate our innovative zForce e-Book touchscreen platform into the Koobe products. Our zForce e-Book touchscreen will help to enable feature rich e-book applications that can be enjoyed by the growing user base in Asian markets,” said Thomas Eriksson, CEO of Neonode Technologies AB.

Neonode delivers a touch solution that is many times more cost effective than any other high performance touch solutions currently in the market. Neonode’s technology incorporates all functionality and performance features from traditional touch screen solutions such as resistive and capacitive response (i.e. iPhone). zForce supports high resolution pen input, multi-finger touch control and zoom-in gestures combined with superior picture quality. zForce is currently being integrated into products such as mobile phones, mobile internet devices, e-books, digital picture frames and tablet PC’s.

Source: http://investor.neonode.com/

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