eBook lovers in Russia can look forward to a new ebook reading device to get started on their summer reading. The PocketBook 515 from PocketBook, which happens to be the leading ebook seller in the country, is a small and light device. The company claims the reader is best suited for those who’d like to get along with their reading even while on the move, or just about anywhere.
The above recommendation is further aided the PocketBook‘s impressive battery life. The 515 claims it can sustain 8,000 page turns, which is about a month of reading. The 5 inch anti-reflective 600 x 800 pixel E Ink display ensures there is minimal drain on the battery. Also, with 4 GB of onboard storage, the number of ebooks that can fit on the device will be in the thousands, which no doubt belies its mini proportions. To get you started right away, the PocketBook 515 already comes pre-loaded with 500 ebooks. Also, for the more technically inclined, the e-reader is powered by a 1 Ghz processor and 256 MB RAM.
The PocketBook 515 also follows a minimalist design theme with function keys and a five way joystick, which is all that is needed to operate the device. At just 7.2 mm thick and 131 grams in weight, it might not be the lightest ebook reader around, but is definitely up to it. The device not only fits well into your palm, but makes for a snug fit in your pockets. Your wallet will love it too, seeing as it’s priced at just 2990 rubles or about $90 and is expected to go on sale in Russia this month.
However, at such a low price point, one should not expect such novelties such as a touchscreen, micro SD card support, Wi-Fi, or voice support. Instead, the PocketBook is a no-frills ebook reader that is thin, light, and highly affordable. It is still quite capable, however, as it is compatible with a wide range of file formats such as PDF, PDF (DRM), EPUB, EPUB (DRM), DJVU, FB2, FB2.ZIP, DOC, DOCX, RTF, PRC, TCR, TXT, CHM, HTM, and HTML. The device is also able to decipher several image file formats, such as JPEG, BMP, PNG, and TIFF.
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