Pocketbook has announced two new e-readers that will begin shipping out in the next few months. The Basic Lux and Basic 3 are two entry level devices that will not cost very much and will be competing against the Kindle Basic and Kobo Touch 2.0. There is no word yet on pricing or when they will be released.
Convenient size, ergonomic button-joystick, built-in Wi-Fi module and pre installed dictionaries – all characteristics of PocketBook Basic Lux are focused on the main goal: to ensure comfortable reading.
The Pocketbook Basic Lux features a six inch E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1024×768 with 212 PPI. It has a front-lit display to read in the dark and physical page turn buttons if you do not want to rely solely on the touchscreen.
Underneath the hood is a 1GHZ Freescale IMX6 processor, 256MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and MicroSD support for an additional 32GB of storage. The dimensions are 174.4 × 114.6 × 8.3 mm and it weighs 170 G.
PocketBook Basic 3 – the new entry level e-reader with a 6-inch screen of the latest generation E Ink Carta™ and inbuilt Wi-Fi module for comfortable reading “on the go”. Intuitive user interface, reduced weight, good contrast of the screen, built-in dictionaries – all these features make the PocketBook Basic 3 ideal for those who appreciate simplicity and convenience. The optimal set of functions will allow to use the battery charge even more economical, which guarantees up to a month of reading with the 1300 mAh battery.
This device features a six inch E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 800×600 with 167 PPI. Surprisingly it has a front-lit display to read in the dark and a touchscreen.
Underneath the hood is a 1GHZ Freescale IMX6 single core processor, 256MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a MicroSD to support an additional 32GB. The dimensions are 174,4 х 114,6 х 8,3 mm and it weighs 170 g.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.