Pocketbook has begun the process of making a few dedicated webpages on their corporate site to sell the 13.3 inch Pocketbook CAD e-reader in Austria and Germany. No pricing is available yet, but they do have an add to cart button that is setting the stage for a full commercial release.
The Pocketbook CAD was initially unveiled in January 2014 at CES. It featured a 13.3 inch screen and utilizes an e-paper called Fina. This is basically super lightweight glass and is easy to hold with one hand. It is cheaper than the Mobius edition, which is currently unavailable.
Underneath the hood was a 1GHz dual-core CPU with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It has built-in Wi-Fi and an optional 3G module. You will be able to use this device for a few days with its large 8000 mAh battery. It also has full support for a Wacom digitizer which will allow for pin-point procession in editing documents.
It will be interesting to see how consumers react to this device, since it can be considered a direct competitor to the Sony Digital Paper.
Update: Pocketbook has confirmed this e-reader will be available all over Europe in October and the CAD will cost a staggering €990 or $1091.97 US.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.