Brother is brand you probably don’t know, since the company only launched its cool SV-100B “Document Reader” in Japan early last year. A second model was recently announced, the Brother SV-70, packing the same 9.7 inch 1200 x 825 display as its predecessor. Once again, the 15.5mm thick device is most likely not meant for European and US release, sadly.

The Japanese product comes without Bluetooth 2.0+EDR support, that was present on the previous model and we also learn that is onboard memory has been halved. Brother SV-70 will be available for the equivalent of $1092, which is huge for the average user and huge again compared to the likes of Kindle.

We also don’t quite get why one would buy a product that’s worse specced than its predecessor.

[via slashgear]