Panasonic To Release Android-Based eReader

Panasonic has a new Android-based tablet eReader called “Raboo” in the works that is scheduled to launch in Japan in August.

The Raboo has a 7-inch LCD screen that runs on Android 2.2 OS. It does not have access to the Android Market, but it comes with 16 apps pre-installed.

TechCrunch
has more: “Raboo is short for Rakuten Books (Rakuten, Japan’s country’s biggest e-commerce company, will offer a total of 10,000 e-books for download from the get-go). Panasonic Japan will start selling the device on August 10 for $445 (don’t expect this highly ‘Japanized’ tablet to be launched anywhere else soon).”