nokian810The E Ink screen on the new Sony Reader is brighter and definitely has more contrast, according to Mike Cane, a hardware-fondler extraordinaire.

But there’s still one big, gaping omission beyond lack of a color screen—no keyboard for searching.

Enter the new Nokia N810, successor to the 770 and the 800. Search probs over, at least if this photo is any clue. Oh, and behold that inviting LCD screen! Alas, as Kevin Tofer at jkOnTheRun has noticed, there’ s no WiMax. I also wonder if the linux-based N810 and related Nokia models will end up someday with a compatible Mobipocket version so we can read DRM-infested books on them. That said, remember there’s always FBReader, which already has primitive .epub capabilities and should be gaining more; compatible content is already available from Feedbooks. What’s more, if you’re worried about glare from the LCD, you can use FBReader’s color-changer to darken it a tad.

Kevin spotted the N810 news at Internet Table Talk, along with a gallery of official images. Unfortunately the just-given ITT link isn’t working right now.

Related: Other N810 stories via Google, including, I see now, an Engadget account.

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