Samsung's Touchscreen Papyrus E-book Reader

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

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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.

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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]

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I don't know, I just can't justify the price of ebook readers.

I'm paying for the price of 20 books, plus paying for the books themselves.

I really wish someone would make a bare-bones ebook reader. One that does nothing but read ebooks. Sell that puppy for about $80 and maybe I'll consider it.

I'd love to jump on the bandwagon, but it's just too expensive of a luxury. For now I'll just have carry the real thing. Paper and all.