Toshiba debuts cellphone-sized ebook reader in Japan


Japanese cell phone giant KDDI and Toshiba have unveiled their own answer to the Kindle called the biblio. Essentially a mobile phone, the tiny ebook reader uses software called Book Player and can store about 5,000 ebooks (from KDDI's EZ Book service) on it's 7 gigabyte harddrive.

The device also has built-in WiFi for downloading books on the go, a 5 megapixel camera and an electronic dictionary. No word on pricing or release date, but even its existence inadvertently makes a stronger case for the iPhone as a decent ebook reader despite the tiny screen.

Via Nikkei