• Dedicated e-book reading devices range in price from
$150 to $600. Devices include the RCA REB series (formerly the Rocket
eBook) and the Hiebook reader (also an MP3 player).
• To obtain content from digital publishing companies,
these devices can connect directly to the Internet with built-in
modems; or they can be attached to computers with connections to the
• e-book titles also can be read on:
1. Desktop and laptop computers, using HTML, PDF, or text-display
technologies such as Microsoft's ClearType.
2. PDAs (personal digital assistants): Palm, Handspring, Clie, etc.
3. "Tablet" (pen-entry) computers: Compaq TabletPC, Sharp Copernicus
4. "Webpad" wireless Internet appliances: Honeywell WebPAD, RSC WebPAL