Summary: The BeBook Neo brings to the table very little that we haven't seen elsewhere. It’s basically the same six inch eReader all over again (like the Kindle or Nook), only a little faster and with Wi-Fi capabilities. Now, that’s not a bad thing. The only problem is that you would not expect a weaker brand, such as BeBook, to over-price its fierce competition if they want to penetrate the market and gain reputation.
Pros: International compatibility through built-in Wi-Fi, Fast processor, High variety of compatible file formats
Cons: High-priced relative to its competitors (can reach up to more than twice the price in Australia), Not many online customer reviews, No dedicated bookstore, Not an established brand (yet)
Conclusion: Although it’s clear that the BeBook was made to achieve something capable of accepting many open formats, and including additional functionality, that functionality comes at the cost of simple navigation.
Excerpt: BeBook’s Neo is one such advanced reader. Not only can it read pretty much all ‘open’ book formats, it has a new Freescale processor which speeds up file access and the relatively slow refreshing of ePaper. It has a Wacom touchscreen over its six-inch Vizplex E Ink screen, not for prodding with fingers but for tapping with the stylus stored up in the top left corner — or you can use the navigation ring down the bottom.