Riding on the success of the original InfibeamPi e-Reader comes a follow up effort in the form of the Pi2. The newest edition to the Pi e-Reader family features some new improvements, such as WIFI and a Touchscreen e-Ink interface.
The Infibeam Pi2 features a six inch touchscreen with a resolution of 600×800 pixels and features 16 levels of grayscale. This model utilizes the Vizplex screen technology by e-Ink, which makes it very readable in direct sunlight. It has a Freescale iMX 35 series processor and 128 MB of RAM on a custom Linux based operating system. For content such as music, audio books, pictures and eBooks you have 512 MB of internal storage, you can further enhance this via the MicroSD card up to 32 GB. If you want to hook your e-Reader up to your computer, you can do so with the MicroUSB port and the battery life is quite excellent at 8,000 page turns. The inclusion of wireless internet and the ability to browse the web via the e-Reader is a great improvement from the original model.
The Pi2 has a tremendous amount of content available to it via Infibeam’s own content delivery network. They have established relationships with Penguin, McGraw Hill and Pearson for a huge selection of eBooks. This new model will also read a ton of different formats if you want to load in your own books such as; PDF, EPUB, HTML, TXT, RTF, MOBI, PRC, DOC.
The Infibeam Pi is mainly available in India and has localized support for Hindi, Sanskrit and most official Indian languages. It also does English quite will, but on their official website they do not even ship to Canada or most other countries on this side of the world. It is currently selling for around 11,000 Rupees or around $259.00 dollars US.
We are looking forward to getting our own copy of this new offering from Infibeam and giving it a hands on written review and video review, so stay tuned to the best e-reader site on the internet Goodereader.com
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.