The Bookeen Diva HD is a departure from previous Bookeen e-reader designs, such as the Nolim and Ocean. The company told me that they have totally revised the construction of the hardware and have a totally new software interface. The Diva HD might be the best e-reader they have ever made.
The Diva HD features a 6 inch E Ink Carta HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1448×1072 with 300 PPI. It has a front-lit display and color temperature system, using a combination of white and amber LEDs. There are soft physical page turn keys on the right side, along with a home button separating them. It also has a gyroscope, so you can switch around the UI and screen, and put the buttons on the left side, perfect for left handed readers.
Underneath the hood is a Freescale/NXP IMX6 single core 1GHZ processor, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has a USB port to charge and transfer your ebooks to the device, but is not using USB-C. It is powered by a 1900 mAh battery and has WIFI. The dimensions are 134x155x15mm and weighs less than 240g.
The Diva HD supports Adobe DRM, which means you can sideload in ebooks you borrow from the public library or have purchased from other bookstores via Adobe Digital Editions. It supports EPUB, PDF, HTMl, TXT and FB2.
It is currently available now in France and should have wider availability in the next few weeks. It retails for 139.90€ VAT included and the line of cases cost 24.90€ (VAT included).
Good e-Reader will be reviewing the Diva HD in the coming weeks, providing an unboxing and review video on our Youtube channel and a written review on our website, stay tuned.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.