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Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary

Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary
alaScore 73

416 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 reviews of Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, screen, portability, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 user reviews of Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Comments about the performance and portability are overall positive. The screen and price also get good comments, whereas opinions about the reliability and design are different.

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57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Franklin's EBookMan Scores an F


Small PDA tries to offer a music player, PIM features, and an e-book reader in one.

Having music player, PIM functions, and an e-book reader in one device is a great idea.

The EBookMan is not worth it in its current iteration.

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Great ebook


great 2nd PDA used for ebook

how can you complain about a $30 ebook?


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Would recommend if used mostly for ebooks/news/reading


Easy to use, great for Ebooks.

Gray scale screen

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You can buy this device cheaply at CostCo

too numerous to list here

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Have had it 4 months, still LOVE it!


Affordable, does all the PDA basics. . .

Can't think of any

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franklin ebookman 900


battetries last, robust, cheap

OS is still a bit buggy

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I want my money back



Undependable, inconvenient

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So much for so little!


I paid only $40 for it at COSTCO

The price. It's too cheap!

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Great PDA


easy to use- affordable

no color

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A good ebook for beginner


this is a good ebook for beginner

too bad - no color and memory up to 64 mmc.

Product Specifications

eBookMan series of new PDAs is a brand new device, so called "electronic book" that allows you not only to read thousands of titles available for the Microsoft Reader and Franklin's own library but to listen to audio books as well. 16-level grayscale display with 200 x 240 dpi resolution. In fact, it is a common digital assistant that will help you manage and store address-book, date-book, to-do list giving you a possibility of text entry via touchscreen. You can easily synchronize important data to Microsoft Outlook using Intellisync connection. MP3-capable music player enables you to use both a built-in headphone jack, or a speaker. Voice recording via microphone is also available. The eBookMan comes with 8 or 16 MB RAM, which can be expanded even further, with an option of screen backlighting, and with a number of book titles. A cradle with USB cable, stylus, and Quick Reference Guide are included. The device runs on two AAA batteries.

Audio Input


Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)


Manufacturer:Franklin Electronic Publishers
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Franklin eBookMan

Input Device

Type:Stylus / Touch-screen


Type: None

OS Provided

Type:eBookMan OS 1.0


Installed Size:8MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 98