WEST COVINA, CA – August 6, 2013
– E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and marketer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, announced today a partnership with Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer. E FUN’s Nextbook Premium 7HD and Premium 8Hi Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablets with Google Play are available now at more than 100 Hastings superstores nationwide and online. Both tablets are preloaded with the Hastings Readmor app that allows users to access and explore hundreds of thousands of eBooks on goHastings.com.
"We are excited to add two Android 4.1 tablets from E FUN to our wide array of consumer electronics available in our nationwide stores and online," said Ryan Stewart, senior director Books, Movies & Games for Hastings Entertainment. "The Hastings Readmor app that is pre-loaded on every Nextbook Premium 7HD and Premium 8Hi in our stores will enable consumers to browse, buy and read eBooks in minutes."
The Hastings Readmor app gives users the ability to build a personal eBook library collection from new releases, great deals, free eBooks and more. Features include book excerpt sharing via Facebook, Twitter and email, definitions of text while reading, dozens of available fonts, text highlighting with one touch, eBook text search, and single sign-on.
"E FUN is proud to partner with Hastings as a distributor of our new Premium tablets with Google Play," said Jason Liszewski, managing director and vice president of sales for E FUN. "We greatly value our partnerships and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with them."
The Nextbook Premium 7HD has a 7" 1024x600 high definition capacitive touch screen, while the Nextbook Premium 8Hi features a 8" 1024x768 high definition IPS capacitive touch screen.
The Nextbook Premium 7HD and Premium 8Hi share the following features:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system
- Optimized and preloaded with Google Play
- High performance Amlogic Dual-core processor; 1.5GHz Cortex A9
- 1GB DDR3 system memory
- 8GB internal storage memory and 5GB of cloud storage from SugarSync
- Dual webcams: 2-megapixel back-facing and 0.3-megapixel front-facing
- HDMI-out port to send 1080p HD video to an HDTV or computer
- USB 2.0 High speed slot and microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with up to 6 hours of music playback, 6 hours of HD video playback and 5 hours of web browsing
- Built-in b/g/n 802.11 Wi-Fi connection with over the air (OTA) update capabilities
The Nextbook Premium 7HD and Premium 8HI are available now at Hastings stores and online.
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 regarding E FUN’s brands, please visit APEN at www.apenusa.com; and Nextbook at www.nextbookusa.com.
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 136 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate three concept stores, Sun Adventure Sports, located in Amarillo, Texas and Lubbock, Texas, and TRADESMART, located in Littleton, Colorado. Visit www.gohastings.com for more information.
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