ASUS has just confirmed that it’ll be launching an e-reader in March 2010 and that the device will come with support for WiMAX, 3G and WiFi. Said product will be shipped to carriers all across the US and Europe starting March and we also learn that the E-book reader will be competitively priced, in order to rival Amazon and Sony’s offers.


Last we heard, ASUS was preparing two differently-sized devices of this kind, one sporting a 6 inch e-ink display, while the other packs a 9 inch panel. It seems that the company will be trialling the devices with Taiwanese charities before making them available commercially.

It’s quite strange to see WiMAX connectivity on an e-reader, since we wouldn’t need that much speed for basic browsing and downloading new e-books, right?

[via slashgear]