Widget.com has announced the UK release of the BeBook, described as "the latest" in portable eBook readers.

The BeBook measures 184 x 120 x 10mm, weighs 220 grams and has a 600 x 800 6-inch display that uses Vizplex E-Ink technology.

Offering one-handed navigation, the BeBook is capable of reading a large number of digital document formats as well as incorporating Mobipocket: pdf, mobi, lit, epub, html, doc, fb2, txt, ppt, prc, rtf, jpg, mp3 files "and many more".

With one 3-hour battery charge the BeBook will last around 7000 page turns, it has 512MB flash memory and there's an SD slot that's expandable up to 4GB.

Complete with 150 pre-installed eBooks, a leather case, USB cable and earphones, the BeBook is available now for £229.99 from www.widget.com.