The China based NextBook has reason to cheer this week. Their Next6 e-book reader has made it through the FCC noose to be ready for a market invasion anytime soon though its manufactures are not committing on any specific date just yet. So all that it is said of its launch schedule is that it would make its debut in the first quarter of this year.
Now coming to the e-reader itself, the Next6 does not come with a 6 inch display as its name might sound. Instead, its a 7.1 inch TFT LCD resistive touch screen display having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels that makes up the front of the e-reader. On the other side of it a RockChip processor is believed to be rendering service along with other stuff such as a 4 GB memory. The Next6 e-reader also includes a sd card slot that will let you expand your storage options all the more.
However, on the flip side, NextBook its seems is finding it hard to shrug off its affinity to the slightly outdated Android 2.1. This when its Android 2.3 that has come our way after the Android 2.2 Froyo. The Next2 and Next3, all tablet PC with screen sizes measuring 7 and 8.4 inches are based on the Android 2.1 operating system.
The Next6 e-reader is likely to be priced around $300 when it is ready to hit market.
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