"It's a handheld computer that is an e-book reader, does all of the functions of a PDA, MP3 capable player as well as an audio book player... all in one device." Franklin's Chris Strano. The big news here is the price. The basic model with 8 megabytes of memory starts at 129 dollars. The top of the line, 16 megabyte backlit model goes for 230 ... .
"The device is also memory expandable with the use of a standard Multimedia Card and it's also upgradeable." One upcoming upgrade will be the addition of Microsoft Reader software. The eBookMan connects to a PC using a USB cradle. Franklin makes a special medical edition as well. The screen is larger than what you'll find on a Palm device. For the money, it's hard to beat. The question is ... is there a market for devices using operating systems other than Palm or PocketPC? Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, Bloomberg Radio.