Onyx has confirmed that their new T68 Lynx e-reader will be arriving at their warehouse within the next week and will be fulfilling outstanding orders to customers. New orders will be available via the Onyx Europe website and also on Amazon.
The Lynx e-reader is very much akin to the Kobo Aura HD, in terms of specs. It features a 6.8 e-Ink capacitive Ultra HD EPD display screen and a resolution of 1440×1080 pixels. Underneath the hood is a Freescale i.MX Cortex A9 1.0GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Books are stored on the device and has 4GB of internal storage with the option to increase it via the Micro SD Card.
One of the things that separate the Lynx from most other ereaders on the market is that has it a 3.5mm headphone jack and the ability to play audio. Natively it will play MP3 and WAV audiobooks right out of the box, which is a boon to people who like to listen to music while they read.
The software side of things are completely different from what Kobo is doing. Onyx has loaded the stock version of Android 4.0.4, which will allow users to load in their own apps.
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