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HMV offers 80-quid colour e-book reader

'Rubber style finish'

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HMV has followed John Lewis to pitch what is essentially a 5in media tablet as a colour e-book reader.

His Master's Voice is now offering the View Quest BookBox for £80 online, or £99 in store.

Said tablet's colour screen has a resolution of 480 x 800, but no touch capability, it seems. There's 2Gb of on-board storage, but you can add more using SD cards.

It'll present ePub and PDF files, plus text, HTML, PDB and FB2 format documents. It'll play MP3s and unspecified video too.

Don't expect it to do so all day, mind - HMV quotes six hours' of e-book reading out of the BookBox's 2000mAh battery.

Still, "from the moment you pick it up, you will notice how comfortably it sits in your hand, thanks to the weight distribution and rubber style finish," adds HMV, and you can't argue with that.

You can buy the BookBox here. ®

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