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Samsung will release its SNE-60 e-book reader in the "coming months", the consumer electronics giant said today.

The SNE-60 first appeared earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as the E6. It has a 6in, 600 x 800, eight-level greyscale E Ink display and on-board Wi-Fi built into is 171 x 120 x 16mm, 315g frame.

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It has memory sufficient of 1200 e-books, plus an SD card slot for more. It'll handle text, PDF and ePub files.

A built-in MP3 player allows users to listen to audio books, or to listen to music whilst reading. And the SNE-60 has a text-to-speech engine with "accurate pronunciations".

All good stuff, but there's still no word on what Samsung will charge for all this. ®

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