We all remember the horrors of Pandigital’s first release, with the Pandigital Novel. This unit was plagued with firmware and software bugs that resulted in a recall of the units. Several months later, the color touch screen version is now viable as the bugs have been ironed out. Will we see a repeat with the Pandigital Novel Personal e-Reader?
First of all, the new Pandigital Novel features Sipex e-ink touch screen, instead of a LCD based display. The screen size boasts 6 inches and has a display resolution of 800 x 600.
This new eReader has 2GB of internal memory for customers to store hundreds of books and periodicals, music, photos, and more. Plus, it has a built-in memory card reader that accepts up to 32GB memory cards for access to a virtually unlimited number of files.
If you are looking at this from a media prospective, it has stereo speakers and a headphone jack. So you will able to listen to audio books and mp3’s. It also has a virtual touch screen keyboard.
Like the other models in the Pandigital Novel eReader line, the new eReader comes integrated with the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, so customers can easily download and enjoy books, magazines, and periodicals. The e-reader itself will also be able to read PDF and ePub formats.
The new Pandigital Personal e-Reader will debut this month for $199.99 and comes with integrated WIFI.
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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.