Ebook is the new buzz word, The new media will be read in ebook format. To read ebooks or files the user needs a computer, laptop or an ereader. The ereader is the latest gadget, it is a tiny device which fits in a inner pocket of a jacket mostly included with a 6 inch screen.
Online book shops Selexyz and Thalia in Europe just released the latest ebook reader or ereader, The Oyo. The Oyo is one of the cheapest 6 inch ereader. It is simple to use, with only four function buttons it is easy to understand for any new user. The wifi network connector allows direct connection to Google and the Selexyz and Thalia online shops. The Oyo has an internal 2 Gb memory card which is extendable to 32 Gb. The 6 inch 167 dpi touch screen allows to be used in bright sunlight. The onscreen keyboard allows to input data. The Oyo is compatible with a large number of formats, Adobe ePUB, TXT, PDF, HTML, JPEG, PNG en BMP. Only 240 gram including the Li-lon battery pack it allows to view 8000 pages.
There are plenty of Ereaders on the market, about 25 brands produce around 50 ereaders and still counting as new ones arrive nearly every week. The ereader from Amazon.com the Kindle which is available in 3 versions is world wide the most popular and as this moment also the most cost effective plan. Kindle DX, Kindle 2, Kindle 3 are the ereaders made by Amazon.com. However there is a large number of variations in ereaders on the market, screen resolution, operating system, touchscreen, wireless connectivity, text to speech, memory, card reader, replacable battery, onboard web browser, wireless broadband are some of the options available.
Ereaders vary in which format of ebook they allow to be read on the machine. PDF was for a long time to most favourable format, but Adobe Epub seems to be the new platform. When buying a ereader ensure it reads at least Adobe ePUB, TXT, Adobe PDF, HTML, JPEG, PNG and BMP files. This will give the user plenty of options to read old and new style formats.