Onyx has been quietly working on a 13.3 inch e-reader to order to compete against the Sony Digital Paper and the upcoming Pocketbook CAD. The company has just released a few pictures of the new e-reader in action and to prove it isn’t vaporware.
The 13.3 inch Onyx e-reader is going to use a newly created flexible PVI HD screen with a resolution of 2200 x 1650 at 207 PPI. This will blow the Sony Digital Paper out of the water, since it only has a resolution of 1600 x 1200 at 150DPI.
Onyx has also confirmed that the first generation device will be using an inductive touchscreen and are bundling a stylus with it so you can write, draw or take notes.
This device will be running Google Android, instead of Linux. This will make it possible to install apps, but it remains to be seen if they will offer an app-store or if they will continue to use the pirated version of Google Play that their other e-readers use.
Onyx has proclaimed this will be available in Spring 2016, but there is no word on pricing or availability.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.