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IRex Technologies' iLiad E-reader will be able to download books, newspapers and podcasts, but the device isn't just a reader. The electronic paper-like screen will also allow users to write and draw. De Tijd, a Belgian newspaper, is testing the e-paper devices with small groups of readers on a trial basis.
One group being targeted by e-paper gadget makers is urban commuters, who could download newspapers with the devices. Other potential user groups are schools, which could use the readers to replace schoolbooks, and professionals, who could use them in the field.