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Old 02-26-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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BOOX ebook reader by Onyx International

A new ebook reader is going to be announced next week at the CeBIT show: It's called the BOOX. I've heard back from developers, and they will be releasing more info tomorrow. Here is what we know so far:

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Technical Specs
Content Formats Supported
EPUB PDF HTML TXT CHM MOBI
JPG/BMP/PNG/GIF/TIFF
MP3

Interfaces
Touch Screen
USB Type A Connector For USB Memory Stick
SD/MMC Slot
2.5mm Stereo Audio Jack
(Optional)WIFI 802.11g Wireless LAN

System Specification
Processor: 532 MHz
Ram: 128MB
Flash memory: 512MB
Screen: 6-Inch
The specs say it has a touchscreen, and if you look at the picture you'll see that only one button is visible below the screen. I wonder if that button is anything like the Zune swipe pad?

Onyx will be at CeBIT next week at Hall 19, Stand B18. If anyone who will be there can take some pictures, we'd appreciate it.

Update: Onyx added more product information to their website this morning. My rpevious information source was a product listing on the CeBIT website. Read here for more information:
http://www.onyx-international.com/cms/product-box.html
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
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Mobipocket really ? Even Bookeen and iLiad are adopting ePub at this point, supporting Mobipocket instead of ePub seems very "old school" to me.
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Mobipocket really ? Even Bookeen and iLiad are adopting ePub at this point, supporting Mobipocket instead of ePub seems very "old school" to me.
I bet they ported someone else's ebook reader software to their device to provide a certain minimum of functionality. We'll find out more tomorrow.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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i agree, i was suprised as well that they don't mention epub support. i wouldn't buy any device which doesn't support epub, at this point.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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I bet they ported someone else's ebook reader software to their device to provide a certain minimum of functionality. We'll find out more tomorrow.
There's a standard Java version of Mobipocket, that's probably what they're using.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:19 AM   #6
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I found a second picture:
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:22 AM   #7
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that's odd, it looks like it has a button in back as well ? i'll be really curious to see how the navigation works on this one.
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Got it in my CeBIT planner...
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that's odd, it looks like it has a button in back as well ? i'll be really curious to see how the navigation works on this one.
If it is what it look slike, it cold make a great deal of sense to have a button placed on the backside. Definitely looks interesting.
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I'd also like to see their price.

I doubt it will have something I'd really want to have,or something that can convince m to buy it.

I hope they continue development one with a larger screen!
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Most popular ebook formats are well supported, including PDF, TXT, HTML, CHM, RTF, Mobipocket (Non-DRM), PDB, JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, and even MP3. More are on the way.
Just give them time on the ePub....


I like the looks of this thing!
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:42 AM   #13
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Just give them time on the ePub....


I like the looks of this thing!
yep, it's another one to watch, especially since epub support could come via a fw update.
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I hope the price turns out nice. Looks great!
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Nothing new, really.

No better contrast (same screen as others), not faster, not anything.
Touchscreen? What in the hell for? Touchscreens seem cool, and it is "chic" to have one.
But no advantages at all - on the contrary!

Besides, and as many already said, no Epub?

I cant´t see what can this device offer to someone who as an Sony Reader, Kindle, iRex ou Cybook... And for those who have not already bought a dedicated e-reading device, will most probably prefer something that as proven itself on the market.

On last thing: is THERE market for all the players comming out? I doubt.

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