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Hanvon N510 eBook reader


.The Hanvon N510 is a particularly small Chinese-manufactured eReader which is unlikely to be sold outside the country.

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Hanvon N510 eBook reader
Hanvon N510 Review

Visit Hanvon N510 eBook reader SiteThe Hanvon N510 is a modern eReader which recently debuted in China, but is unlikely to be exported. Hanvon (or Hanwang Technology Company as it is known in China) is a leading Chinese high tech firm, mainly known for producing graphic tablet-type applications. The N510 was touted as the world's first 5 inch electrophoretic eReader, and gained much publicity after it was carried by Chinese astronauts in September 2008 into space on the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft. It has since been superceded by the Hanvon N516.

It has a power button, volume up and down, page up, page down, and 10 numbered menu keys along the left side. The device uses a simplified Chinese font and is also capable of English display. Other than the basic specifications, not much information is easily available in English about the device.

We did notice from the specs that the operating temperature only runs from 0F to 90F, whereas most eReaders function up to around 95-110F. This is probably not a a major concern, but something to keep in mind if you were using this outside in a hot environment.


Connecting: The device connects to a PC and charges via a mini-USB port. It takes 2 hours to charge via AC wall socket, or 4 hours via USB.


Accessories: Unknown--none listed on company website.


Price: The Hanvon N510 is priced at 2000RMB (about $295), but is not currently available outside China.


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Key Facts


Price: $2000RMB (about $295), but is not available outside China
November 2008

Display: 5 inch diagonal electronic paper display
800 x 600 pixels at 200 ppi, 4 greyscales
6'' x 4.25'' x .43''
Battery life (reading w/wireless off):
7,000 page turns (2 weeks)
3.5mm headphone jack, no speaker

Memory: 512K SD card
Boot Time: unknown
Full Screen Refresh: unknown

Formats supported (9): TXT, html, PNG, JPG, PDF, XEB, CEB, MP3 and MTXT

Hanvon, or Hanwang (China)

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