E-Reader News, Resources & Information
E-Reader-Info is a leading resource on electronic book readers. These popular devices from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony and other companies offer a great reading experience using E Ink (or other E Paper) displays and a longer battery life. Our site brings you daily news, technology updates and e-reader resources.
13.3" E Ink Fina
PocketBook's CAD reader is the first e-reader to use the new thin-glass based E Ink Fina display. This 13.3" device sports a 1Ghz dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a large 8000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G and it runs Android 4.0.4. It includes a Wacom digitizer for both touch and stylus input.
13.3" 1200x1600 flexible Mobius touch E Ink
The DPT-S1 is a large (13.3") E Ink touch "tablet" aimed for business and education applications. The plastic-based display is E Ink's 1200x1600 13.3" Mobius flexible E Ink panel that use Sony's own flexible TFT technology. Other features include 4GB of internal storage, microSD slot, Wi-Fi and PDF support (no other formats will be supported!). The DPT-S1 is 6.8 mm thick and it weighs just 358 grams.
The DPT-S1 will be released in Japan on December 3rd for 100,000 yen (over $1,000).
6" front-lit E Ink
The Nook Glowlight is a 6" E Ink e-reader, an upgrade to the company's previous Simple Touch with Glowlight e-reader - mostly with new front-lighting technology. The Nook Glowlight weighs 175 grams and it ditches the physical page-turn buttons. The device includes 4GB of internal storage.
The Nook Glowlight costs $119 and it's available today from B&S.
Sony has decided to abandon the US e-reader market and they will not sell the PRS-T3 e-reader in the US. Sony instead will focus their efforts on Canada, Europe, and Japan.
The PRS-T3 (an upgrade to the PRS-T2) is a 6" 758x1024 touch E Ink reader. It includes an integrated snap cover (with a built-in LED light) and Quick Charge which should charge your reader within 3 minutes (but not to full 100% power). Other features include Wi-Fi, 2GB of storage (and a microSD slot), ePub and PDF support.
4.8" E Ink
The CoverReader is a smart-cover for mobile phones that adds an e-reader functionality via a 4.8" E Ink display. It integrates with the Android OS to allow you to easily view books and information on the E Ink panel.
The CoverReader will launch soon for Samsung's Galaxy S4, and the company plans to develop more versions for more Samsung, HTC and Sony phones.
6" E Ink Pearl HD (1204x758)
PocketBook's Basic Touch is a 6" E Ink (Pearl HD, 1204x758) e-reader that features a capacitive multi-sensor film touch panel. The Basic Touch features a 1Ghz CPU, 4GB of storage, microSD slot, Wi-Fi and dropbox integration.
The Basic Touch will launch in Europe in October 2013 for €99.
6" 758×1024 E Ink
Sony's PRS-T3 (an upgrade to the PRS-T2) is a 6" 758x1024 touch E Ink reader. It includes an integrated snap cover (with a built-in LED light) and Quick Charge which should charge your reader within 3 minutes (but not to full 100% power). Other features include Wi-Fi, 2GB of storage (and a microSD slot), ePub and PDF support.
The PRS-T3 is shipping in the Japan and will launch in Canada and Europe too, but not in the US.