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Wefound Kindle 2 Knock-Off: Calling Amazon’S Lawyers…

by Paul Strauss

It was only a matter of time before some cheap Chinese clone of Amazon’s Kindle digital book reader would find its way to market.

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This knock-off – from a company called “Wefound” – is a dead ringer for the Kindle 2. From the slim white case to the 6-inch screen, to its nubby little keyboard, the Wefound E-Book reader is sure to raise the hackles of Amazon’s legal team. Other than the fact that the default character set is Chinese, and the square navigation joystick has been replaced with a round one, it looks nearly identical to the Kindle 2. (Although I’m sure under the hood, it’s not).

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Just like the Kindle 2, the Wefound claims it will be able to download books over a cellular connection (you need to provide your own SIM card). They plan on releasing their E-Book reader by the end of the year in Japan for about $210 (USD). Me I’d rather plunk down an extra $90 bucks and get the real deal.

[via E-Ink Info]




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Comments (5):

  1. Glenn says:

    or just get a Sony eReader which is better than the kindle and no where near as ugly as it

  2. Tim Johnston says:

    Yeah buy a kindle and have no way to _easily_ read chinese; and even more-impossibly use a chinese dictionary with the thing! I have a kindle2 and I love it, but since I’ve started working on getting chinese to work on it, it has become a nightmare. I’m closer than a lot of people for the dictionary but there are things that amazon has done making is impossible.

    I hope it gets released soon, if there is a pre-order function wherever it is sold I will be sure to be on that list.

  3. Tim says:

    Cheap Chinese clone but first release in Japan? not making any sense. Where do you see Chinese??? Unless you’re talking about whats on the screen. In that case, it will show any language the e-book is published in.
    anyway as a customer if they both perform the same or simular, i don’t c any reason for not choosing the cheapter one.

  4. Alex Gordon says:

    I just purchased jetBook from NewEgg.com for $169. It has the same color as Kindle (white) but 5″ screen and better TFT screen produced by Toshiba. This unit is very solid and has support for many formats.
    5 minutes jetBook video review:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urgm7dAA7-Q

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