Inside the E-book Wars: CES 2010 update on the Ocean and Tidal readers from Copia

By William Stanek
January 8, 2010 | Comments: 3

From the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas, sneak peaks at the Copia reader devices.

Copia offers an e-reading / social networking combination on six different devices:

  • Ocean-6 - with a 6" e-ink touch screen
  • Ocean-9 - with a 9" e-ink touch screen
  • Ocean-9 3G - with a 9" e-ink touch screen
  • Tidal - with a 6" e-ink touch screen
  • Tidal Touch - with a 9" e-ink touch screen
  • Tidal Touch 3G - with a 9" e-ink touch screen

My favorites of the six are the Tidal 3G, shown below:


And the Ocean 3G, shown here:


2GB or 4GB of RAM is standard, and all except the standard Tidal support WiFi. 3G is an extra available on some models as indicated. The devices are all tied into the company's social networking platform allowing users to compare reading lists, comment, browse, and more.

Pricing starts from $200 to $300 and availability starting in April through June 2010.

Thanks for reading, time for me to get back to work! Hope you'll take a look at my new book Windows 7: The Definitive Guide. Also just released is my book Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.

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I've been drooling over the Ocean 3G. Really hoping to get in on the beta testing for these devices!

Hi Tami,

Looked like a pretty great ereader and I can't wait to see the final product.


I just wish it came with a bigger RAM... nevertheless i am getting the ocean9 (no 3G). i have a cell phone and a laptop, so i don't really need an ipad. i don't even want a color display...

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