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BeBook outs Kindle-beating e-book reader

Thinner, cheaper, more capacious

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Does half a millimetre matter? E-book reader maker BeBook believes it does. It's relying on that tiny, effectively unnoticeable difference to claim its new 8mm-thick Pure reader is the thinnest of its kind. Its nearest rival is the 8.5mm-thick Amazon Kindle 3, now called the Kindle Keyboard.

BeBook Pure e-book reader

Apart from its waist measurement, the Pure does have some other qualities that may put it ahead of the Amazon offering. First, it's cheaper: £69, £20 less than the £89 Kindle 4, which is 8.7mm thick, by the way. Second it has 4GB of storage - the Kindle 4 has 2GB - and a Micro SD slot for more.

Finally, the Pure will work with DRM-protected e-books from any supplier who opts for Adobe's crypto tech, rather than Amazon and Amazon only.

BeBook is releasing the Pure in the UK "in the next few weeks". ®

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