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Foxconn, China Mobile to Develop Ebook Reader

Ebook readers are really starting to take off. There are now several iterations of the Kindle available, along with some fairly recent updates to Sony's line of readers. Plastic Logic is all set to release its own ereader in a partnership with Barnes and Noble and so, it seems Foxconn and China Mobile have a few ideas of their own.

According to Digitimes, China Mobile chairman Wang Jianzhou recently said the wireless network plans to team up with Foxconn Electronics for the production of ereaders and that he will meet with Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou to discuss the possible partnership. Digitimes went on to cite Wang as saying shipments could start as early as the first half of 2010.

Do you have an ereader? If not, do you plan on buying one in the near future or are you waiting for something a little more innovative than the products currently available?