China-based Hanvon brings its e-readers, which were used in space by Chinese astronauts, boasts unique electromagnetic touch technology. Look for Hanvon e-readers to make a spash in 2010. R.C.J.
The first e-reader in space was launched in China but landed in the United States Jan. 7 when Hanwang Technology Co. Ltd. (Hanvon) announced 10 e-book readers designed for the U.S. market at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Hanvon made headlines last year by supplying the first e-reader to be launched into space. Its small 5-inch e-reader was carried by Chinese astronauts into space, where it proved to work in zero gravity. Now Hanvon has brought its e-readers back down to Earth and into the United States by debuting 10 new models at CES.
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