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Taiwan's Readmoo Unveils New Note-Taking E-Reader with Linfiny's Japan Team


On Aug. 22, Taiwan's biggest e-book service provider Readmoo officially launched the first note-taking e-reader in its portfolio. MooInk Pro, co-developed with Linfiny, aims to provide high-quality reading experience for Traditional Chinese users in Taiwan.

The device comes with a 10.3 inch screen but weighs only 240 grams. It's 0.59 cm thick, close to the thickness of two coins.

E-Ink, Readmoo, and Linfiny

The hardware and software is developed by Readmoo and Linfiny, a joint venture of E-Ink and Sony Semiconductor, respectively.

A joint effort between Taiwan and Japan

Before the launch of mooInk Pro, Readmoo had released other readers such as the 7.8'' mooInk Plus and 6'' mooInk. CEO Sophie Pang said since then, they have been receiving feedback from readers, who hope for a bigger screen and note-taking function.

Linfiny's global sales director Isamu Kodama said portability is crucial for many customers, noting that the back cover of the device is made of lightweight plastics for this reason.

MooInk Pro, with quadcore 1.2 GHz processor, also features smooth and comfortable writing experience similar to writing with paper and pen. This is also what their customers are looking for in an e-reader, Kodama added.

With 12 different built-in templates, they can conveniently take notes or minutes during meetings on this device.

MooInk Pro enables users to read and take notes on the same device.

Moreover, with MooInk Pro, readers can gain access to Readmoo's online collection, including books and magazines, upon subscription.

Feeling "honored" to cooperate with one of the leading companies in the industry, Pang said her team has learned from its Japanese counterpart how it designs products and controls their quality.

In the recent two years, the market of digital reading has been growing rapidly in Taiwan. E-Ink said the company will keep promoting its development with Readmoo.

Bryan Chou
Journalist & Global PR

Bryan Chou is a Taiwan-based and born journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship for Business Next and Meet. Over the past five years, he has written for a student press, translated numerous magazine pieces, and worked as an intern in two startups. He believes what shapes him into who he is today is not only these experiences but the people he has interacted with and the stories he has learned from them.

He has a BA in Foreign languages and literatures from NTU. After graduation, he spent a year in Prague, traveling extensively around Europe to learn about the history and culture of the region from local people. Currently based in Taipei, he hopes to present the best of Taiwan to the world.