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January 8, 2008 at 12:20 AM

CES 2008: Chasing Amazon.com’s Kindle?

LAS VEGAS — Some mocked the angular design touches and big side buttons of Amazon.com’s electronic book, but not the Chinese electronics manufacturer Sungale.

Known around the Seattle area for its $29 DVD players sold at Bartell Drugs, Sungale displayed a prototype “E-Book” at the show with some Kindleish design cues. It hasn’t entered production yet, but the company said it will accept SD memory cards and support English and Chinese.

Sungale E-Book

It doesn’t have wireless at this point but Sungale’s a big producer of Wi-Fi digital photo frames that work with Google’s Picasa photo service, so who knows what’s in store for its E-Book?

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