In the battle for e-book reader domination, Samsung's Papyrus—a new touchscreen model.

The A5 paper-size Papyrus features a stylus and 512MB of memory, and comes in a range of colors, including white, black, and a retro sea-foamy green. The e-book reader also includes handy applications: a memo pad, scheduler, calendar, world clock, calculator, and contact list.


When stacking it up against the Amazon Kindle and Sony PRS-700 readers, I'm curious if it will have a decent store with a large ebook collection.

The e-book reader is set to hit shelves in Korea this summer and will launch at a later date in the UK and U.S. Pricing has yet to be confirmed, but is expected to be $299—about $60 cheaper than the Kindle and $100 cheaper than Sony's model. [Pocket-lint]