Samsung SNE-60 eReader Review Of Price And Launch In France

In May this year, Samsung opened up for pre-orders for their new SNE-60 eReader in the UK market. Following the success in the market, the company has now moved south to France where the device will soon be available across all the 228 stores of Carrefour in France.

But do not assume this to be a high demand launch. We are hearing that the eReader shall be priced at €329 ($411) in France. That’s enormously high considering that the Samsung SNE-60 is priced only at £187 in UK. Also, to put this into perspective, the price is close to double the cost of Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook eReader.

So who’s going to purchase the pricey device? You – if you are impressed with the specs. The eReader will come with a 6-inches screen with 600×800 greyscale e-ink screen and an onboard memory for 1200 ebooks. The device supports Wi-Fi but there is no 3G. Other features include text-to-speech recognition, MP3 player for audiobooks, handwriting recognition and additional SD Card memory support.

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Samsung SNE-60 eReader Tech Specs And UK Launch

The SNE-60 ebook reader was unveiled by Samsung back during the CES of this year. The company has now announced that the device will launch in the UK within the next couple of months.

Here is what you can expect with the Samsung SNE-60

Dimension : 6 inches screen, 171 x 120 x 16mm
Resolution : 600 x 800 greyscale e-ink screen
Weight : 315 grams
Onboard memory : Up to 1200 ebooks
Formats : ePUB, PDF and TXT format support
Connectivity : built-in Wi-Fi support, but no 3G

Other features
Additional memory via SD card
in-built dictionary software
MP3 player for audiobooks and music
Text-to-speech functionality to read out books
Handwriting recognition

The eReader is expected to go on sale in the UK at £187.

[via ElectricPig]