Aras Tech has just announced a brand new eight inch e-reader called the inkBOOK 8. This device is running an e-ink pearl display with a resolution of 1024 x 786 and a 4:3 aspect ratio. It will be perfect for reading PDF files and your favorite e-books.
The new model was built on the experience of the MIDIA brand, well known from it 6-inch inkBOOK Obsidian e-reader. The device also features the popular Android OS – an open ecosystem with support for apps installation. It enables a broad personalization for best possible user experience. inkBOOK users can also benefit from the free Midiapolis media package. The Midiapolis Drive makes possible sending e-books and documents directly to the device through Wi-Fi while the Midiapolis News app enables the user to read online articles in the most convenient way.
The reader has 8 GB of built-in memory and a microSD card reader for media up to 32 GB. It has Wi-Fi capability (802.11b/g/n), and comes with the support of most popular e-book formats such as: EPUB, MOBI and PDF (with reflow). inkBOOK 8 has a tablet form factor (198 x 144 x 8.4 mm) and weighs only 258 g.
inkBOOK 8 will be available from March at the suggested retail price of 199 EUR/188 GBP/199 USD for EU/UK/US markets. It has a dedicated book-style case for better protection, which can be purchased separately for 19 EUR/17 GBP/19 USD. The company has also informed me that they hope to have it listed on Amazon in the next few weeks.