Multitasking for current OS is in our task list, but it may take some time - it is quite complex.
We have to change file manager, sys status library, browser and every reader app. Most likely it will be available in 1.9 or even 2.0 (approx 4-6 months).
Porting of Android will be finished sooner (appr. 2-3 months). So you can probably make experience with both kinds of multitasking solutions.
I wouldn't really recommend PocketBook for reading of academic stuff. First of all the old screen is just not good enough for this (because of low and not adjustable contrast). Secondly - the PDF Reader of PocketBook lacks on features for reading academic stuff (e.g. AFAIK there is no panning, no export of comments and highlightings ...)
Last edited by Booxtor; 11-02-2012 at 06:17 AM.