Traditional e-reader companies have been trying to diversify their portfolios over the course of the last year. Onyx has a great e-ink phone that is in mass production and will likely see a release within the next few months. Wexler, is best known for their Flexx One e-reader, which is the first of its kind to feature a bendable design. The company is branching away from e-readers with the advent of their Zen line of smartphones.
Wexler has three Android smartphones in development and most feature dual-sims which tend to be popular in Russia and Asia. The models they will release in the next month are the 4, 5 and 5+.
The 5+ is very interesting and packs quite a punch. It has a five inch display with a resolution of 1920×180 and a quadcore 1.2 GHZ processor. There is 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The expanded memory is the main thing that separates the 5 from the 5+. Other than that, they all have front facing 2 MP and 13 MP camera.
All of the phones ship with Jellybean 4.2 and have duel-sim cards. This will allow people to travel around and basically have their sim for their domestic network and an extra one to not pay expensive roaming charges. Wexler is a Russian company and this concept does fairly well there with pay as you go plans and marketed towards an Asian audience.
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.