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The Makers Of Foxit Reader Enter eBook Reader Race

22 Dec 2008 | | 3 Comments

Foxit Software, famous for their Adobe Reader alternative Foxit Reader, has entered the eBook Reader race with the release of Foxit eSlick. A competively priced (US$229.99 direct, US$259.99 rrp) alternative to the Kindle and Sony Reader, eSlick uses Foxit’s PDF viewer technology to let users read PDFs on the electronic reading device.

All-in-all the specs for the eSlick are quite similar to it’s competitors. It uses E-ink technology for the display, has a 600 x 800 screen, includes 128MB of RAM, weights 6.4 ounces (180 grams) and measures 7.4 inches x 4.7 inches x 0.4 inches. A single battery charge, which takes between 3-4 hours, should provide you with 8000 pages of continuous reading. It also ships with 2GB of additional storage and has room for expansion via SD cards or USB sticks.

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  • Karl De Abrew said:

    Does anyone else think that “eSlick” is a fairly unusual name for an eBook reader?

  • Rowan Hanna (author) said:

    Yes, a little bit. 😉 But they’ve already used Foxit Reader for another product, so I guess it could have been Foxit eBook Reader, but oddly enough eBook seems a little bit old fashioned to me — very dot-com bubble-ish, with lots of not-so-good connotations.

  • James Zakaria said:

    eSlick is a poor choice of name but it does have it’s attributes: all the features are detailed at http://www.e-readerfeeder.com/foxit-eslick.html

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