Sharp’s President Mikio Katayama has said that their upcoming e-reader will be a rival for the Apple iPad. That’s quite a boast. Hopefully it will live up to the hype. This new device is being readied to hit the market before the year is over.
We know that this e-book reader will use a color LCD display with a new file format for e-books called XMDF. XMDF will use video and music along with basic text. It may even be 3D capable, since Sharp is behind the Nintendo 3DS display.