E FUN Adds Android Tablet with Integrated Digital Pen to Its Nextbook Line

01/04/2011
WEST COVINA, CA - E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and marketer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, has introduced its Next5 Android tablet that integrates the company’s patented digital APEN writing tool. The unit has a 7” TFT touch-screen color display, built-in Wi-Fi, a number of multimedia functions and a preloaded Borders eBook Store. It is the first Android tablet to include an integrated digital pen.

“Adding our patented APEN digital pen to a tablet computer was the next logical step,” commented Jason Liszewski, Managing Director and VP of Sales for E FUN. “The APEN digital pens wirelessly connect to the Next5 allowing users to make, save and/or transmit real-time notes, write emails or any number of things using regular paper and normal ink. It is another perfect example of how E FUN is putting the fun in functionality.”

The E FUN Nextbook line of sleek, lightweight Android tablets is just that: The next generation of books that can be taken anywhere and read anywhere.

The Next5 features Google’s powerful Android 2.1 operating system. It has a generous 7” TFT touch-screen color display, 2GB of built-in memory with support for a SD/SDHC card and a MP3/photo viewer. Built-in speakers, microphone and G-sensor are also included.

The standard-shape APEN digital pen allows users to do real-time computer annotation of digital photos, mark documents, add electronic signatures to documents and create handwritten e-mails. Its special software digitizes handwriting and hand-drawn images, which can then be immediately shared via e-mail, in blogs or social media sites such as Facebook and Flickr.

Using its built-in Wi-Fi technology, Next5 users can browse the Internet, receive and answer e-mails, watch YouTube videos and listen to Internet music. Its touch-screen feature puts turning pages while reading and choosing applications right on the user’s fingertips, while a seven-mode equalizer adjusts audio to match the music format. Additional functions include a calculator and an alarm clock.

As with other E FUN Nextbook models, the Next5 has the Borders eBook Store built-in. The Borders eBook Store offers more than one-million titles, many of which are free. Next5 owners can download their favorite titles right from the comfort of their own home. The unit comes with 25 eBooks preloaded.

Accessories include USB cable, protective case, AC adaptor, stylus, 5”x8” note pad and instruction guide.

The E FUN Next5 Android tablet with APEN digital pen will be available in early Q2 with an MSRP of $279.99.

About the Patented APEN Digital Pen
The APEN digital pen technology was developed by Pegasus Technologies, Ltd and acquired by Yi Fang Digital in 2010. There are 57 worldwide patents that form the foundation for ongoing product development for the APEN line.

About E FUN
As its name implies, E FUN is a designer and marketer of fun, lifestyle e-products that are easily accessible. While appreciated by techies, E FUN products are primarily designed for consumers who desire the latest technological products, but are more concerned with what they do, not how they do it. E FUN’s ongoing product innovation focuses on making electronics and computing more fun! Initial product offerings from E FUN include the APEN digital pen and Nextbook Android tablets. E FUN is headquartered in West Covina, California.

For additional information please visit E FUN at www.e-funusa.com, please visit APEN at www.apenusa.com, and Nextbook at www.nextbookusa.com.



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Public Communications/Worldwide (PC/W)
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