The Pocketbook 630 was originally announced last September and its now available for sale in Russia. It looks like Pocketbook is selling two different variants, one with the Kenzo cover, which features a sweet embossed crocodile leather case and one model without the case.
The PocketBook 630 Fashion features a six inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 758 pixels. One of the innovative design elements beyond this device is the built-in ambient light sensor. It will automatically adjust the front-lit display based on the surrounding conditions. So the brightness with be different outside in the shade then reading in complete darkness in bed.
The e-reader supports 19 popular text and image formats and provides a set of pre-installed ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries, which makes it easy to read books even in a foreign language. 4GB of built-in memory plus a microSD slot will be enough to keep even the largest collection of favorite literature. Using the device is simple and, which is more important, incredibly comfortable due to the multi-sensory display and the new PocketBook user interface. Access to the Internet via built-in Wi-Fi opens up limitless opportunities not only for reading, but also for social networking using via ReadRate service. The pre-installed Dropbox and Send to PocketBook services allow to transfer content to the device without connecting to a PC.
This e-reader is only available in Russia right now. You can get the 630 with the case for 14,999 Rubles or just buy the e-reader straight up for 12,999 Rubles. This e-reader for western audiences will be branded as the Pocketbook Sense and will be available later this year.
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