The Tolino Shine features a six inch e-ink Pearl display with a resolution of 1024×758 pixels. You will be able to garner around seven weeks of battery life and store 2,000 ebooks on it with 4 GB of storage. If you need more memory, you can upgrade it via the Micro SD card. It primarily will read EPUB and PDF files. It does have support for Adobe Digital Editions, so you can read books you purchased from other stores. It will also be running on the Google Android operating system. This e-Reader stemmed from a partnership between Thalia , Weltbild, Hugendubel, Bertelsmann Club, and Deutsche Telekom.
At Sid Display Week 2013, we got our hands on this little unit and give you a first impressions of the device and what you can expect on a general level if you purchase one. This device certainly won’t compete with the Amazon Kindle, as intended. Instead, it offers an innovative feature that appeals to indie bookstores and publishers. When the device is sold, there is the ability to link in a specific bookstore on the e-Reader. This means, if Thalia sells in their shop, they can attach their own bookstore on it, if another company sells it, they can link to whatever digital bookstore of their choosing.
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.