Kerala firm to launch e-reader


Tvm: EC Media, a firm started by Kerala based publisher DC Books, has announced it will launch its e-reader by late March or early April. “The EC Media e-readers will be priced between Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 18,000,” said D C Ravi, CEO of DC Books, which has a 60% stake in EC Media.

According to a report in Live Mint, EC Media’s e-reader is more comparable with Kindle or Reader. It will be available in 6 and 9 inch screen formats, with a basic and high-end version in both sizes. “The initial plan was to launch the e-reader on 1 January, but it had to be delayed as we wanted to make it more feature-rich,” Ravi said. “Besides, we wanted to have our own database of e-books, with at least 500,000 titles, before the launch.”


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