txtr reveals the Beagle, a new entry-level eReader with a 5" E-ink screen with 800 x 600 pixel resolution. This eReader only focuses on the very basics, it's less than 5mm thick and has no 3G nor WiFi support. Books can only be transferred via Bluetooth using the free txtr Android app (iOS is still in the works), and the device uses two AAA batteries, but according to txtr these will provide enough juice to let you read 12-15 books.
Another major downside is that while the device has 4GB of storage capacity, it can only hold five eBooks at a time. This is because the books have to be pre-rendered by the Android app before being uploaded to the eReader, because the device has a weak processor and very little RAM.
According to The Digital Reader, txtr negotiating with cell phone carriers to offer the device at a subsidized price of 10 to 20 euros. It's unknown how much the full retail price will be, but given that you can already get a much more feature-rich Kindle for 79EUR, it better not be more than 50EUR.
The txtr beagle is designed to do best what eReaders are intended for: reading digital books. The txtr beagle, read | only™. The txtr beagle is for everyone who wants an easy-to-use, stylish, light device with excellent display performance for reading.
Only 100cc, the txtr beagle is the smallest eReader in the world. It is mostly just 5mm thick. It weighs just 128 grams, making it the world's lightest 5" or 6" E Ink eReader available. This device fits easily in any pocket or handbag. Unlike other eReaders, there is no need for chargers or cables. The location of the batteries not only creates an elegant silhouette but also becomes an ergonomic feature as it rests easily in the palm of a hand.
The device can also be personalized with backcovers, which will be available in Jade Green, Grapefruit, Purple and Turquoise.