Budget Cool-er Reader with Color Touchscreen and 3G Planned for Early Next Year

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When we reviewed the Cool-er reader, we liked its lower price, but felt it lacked the polish of the Kindle. Well, now Interead says it's working on a color Cool-er that should not only be touch-capable, but low-priced, too.

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That means it'll face off against a planned dual-screen Asus reader. And Asus has said it hopes to kick that out the door as early as Christmas.

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Interead confirmed it has "big plans" for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, so there may not be long until the budget color reader showdown begins. [ElectricPig]

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i really wish they'd just go and make a cheap one - not 3g, not wireless, just an ebook reader, and make it cheap enough for actual people to actually go and buy one..