But a reader developed by Netronix and Texas Instruments is supposed to interoperate with Android phones in one way or another. Use the handsets to download books? Maybe, I’m guessing. Goal is to ship more than a million units next year.
"Additionally,” reports Digitimes, based on a chat with Netronix chairman Arthur Lu, “Netronix plans to incorporate 3G or 3.5G modules into e-book readers, transforming the digital reading devices also into personal communications devices” appearing next year. Will these readers double as cellphones? E-mail machines?
From Digitimes: “Netronix is currently shipping e-book readers at a rate of 30,000-60,000 a month in the fourth quarter of 2009 and expects total shipments for the quarter to reach 140,000 units, Lu stated.”
Related: Netronix’s current e-reader line.