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Samsung e-book reader range doubles in a day

Yesterday two models, today four, including Kindle lookalike

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CES 2010 Samsung's upcoming line of e-book readers is larger than the company's initial announcement suggested, taking in a Kindle-style model with a keyboard and a basic unit in addition to the two versions highlighted yesterday.

Then, the line consisted of the 6in E6 and the 10.1in E101. But with the opening today of Samsung's CES stand, we saw two further models, both based around the same 6in E Ink display used in the E6.

Samsung E6

Samsung's E6

The first lacks the slide-out control panel found on the E6, presumably to reduce the manufacturing cost and so the purchase price:

Samsung E6

Samsung also showed off another 6in model, this time with an integrated keyboard, along the lines of the one on Amazon's Kindle:

Samsung E6

Closer inspection reveals the E101 not simply to be a scaled up version of the E6, but to sport its own design:

Samsung E101
Samsung E101

Samsung confirmed the readers will handle the de facto standard ePub format, plus PDF and text files. The readers will have a text-to-speech facility too.

The readers - with the possible exception of the low-end model - have Wi-Fi on board. They also have screens on which you can make notes using the bundles active stylus.

Samsung said it will release the e-book readers in the US in "early 2010", and we hear that they'll arrive in the UK in March. We can't say how much they'll cost when they do but, as a guide, US punters will pay $399 (£249) for the E6 and $699 (£437) for the E101. ®

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