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Old 08-20-2010, 03:28 PM   #16
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I am interested to see if any of them feature a user-replaceable battery since Netronix will no longer be the primary manufacturer. I very much like to have that option in any electronic device that costs me over $50 because I tend to keep them long enough to want a new battery long before I upgrade. Hopefully full spec sheets will be available in the next few weeks since at least the e-ink devices should be on sale in mid-September or so. Or maybe the Pocketbook reps will be free to answer even if the official detailed document isn't quite ready at that time.
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Im sure they will have replaceable batteries
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IFA 2010 in Berlin:
PocketBook International presents
Foxconn Technololgy produces all new products
Berlin, 20 August 2010. PocketBook International, a specialist in multi-functional E-Ink
(September 3 to 8 in Berlin), five new models e-readers. The expanded product portfolio includes the entry-level models PocketBook Pro 602 and Pro 902, the Premium model Pro 603 and Pro 903 and the PocketBook IQ with TFT color screen.
All new models were in close cooperation with the Foxconn Technology Group developed the world leader in development and production of Consumer electronics. The Taiwanese company has been producing the e-Reader Kindle on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Nook for the available in Germany Sony Reader. Even Apple makes the iPhone and iPad produce at Foxconn.
The new state-of-the-art products provide with its powerful software,
the innovative hardware and attractive design and a papiergleiches Read Freedom to the move to new e-books e-reader to download.
PocketBook Pro 602 and Pro 902 - the new entry-level models
The models PocketBook Pro 602 and Pro 902 are distinguished by their Screen size (6 and 10 inches) and the battery life (14,000 and 7,000 Page break). Technically, both models are identical. The software is based on the Linux operating system and is Open Source. Both models are equipped with WiFi and Bluetooth
They continue to have a headphone jack and an internal Memory of 2 gigabytes.
PocketBook Pro 603 and Pro 903 - the premium models mitTouchscreen and 3G
The models PocketBook Pro 603 and Pro 903 are the premium models and differ in screen size (6 or 10 inches) and by their Battery life (14,000 and 7,000 page change). Technically, both models are identical
Your operating system based on Linux, the software is Open Source. Both models have in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth also has 3G, with a Wacom Touchscreen, headphone jack and an internal memory of 2 gigabytes
PocketBook IQ - the entertainment model with a color touch screen
The obvious benefits of the new IQ PocketBook include in particular the color 7 "TFT touch screen, WiFi and Bluetooth. In addition, running the PocketBook IQ on the operating system Android 2.0.Even the look of the device stands by his attractive design. The PocketBook IQ is available in three attractive colors and is ideal for leisure and entertainment.
The main features:
- PocketBook bookland.net has its own e-book store opened, the Books in many languages will be added to continuously. The content is for users of other e-reader accessible and usable.
- Pre-installed software and a headphone jack you can be
User's e-books via text-to-speech can be read aloud. Text-to-speech is 28 different languages possible, with 4 languages are already installed.
Even audiobooks can be on the e-Reader to play comfortably.
- The text adapts by G-sensor (position sensor) devices automatically position at the landscape or portrait mode on.
- The software supports 16 PocketBook text formats, including DRM protected books in the EPUB format and PDF, so no conversion longer necessary. Furthermore, in the books notes and bookmarks set and important places so easily be looked up.
- Integrated dictionaries in 20 languages easier to look up Foreign words, without interrupting the flow of reading.
- As a special option offers the possibility PocketBook, notes in the text involvement. In addition, certain parts of the text as editable Compendium will be saved.
- The user-friendly interface in multiple languages allows intuitive Browse and is therefore especially easy for beginners to understand.
- A number of directory levels allow the orderly accommodation of a whole library on the e-Reader.
- Due to the E-Ink technology, the displays are very rich in contrast. You permit from almost every angle one papiergleiches reading, without which the Eyes are tired.
- The open source software is based on the Linux operating system and is therefore open for individual applications or adjustments on the part of users.
- PocketBook International, with offices in Germany updates Software and makes them available for free. For all new Products are 2-year warranty.The first class customer service is available for all. Inquiries and customer requests.
- The first widgets are used in e-readers. This graphic modules be placed on the desktop and provide instant access to multiple functions.
The new models are PocketBook-November in many online stores (Amazon.de,
t-online.de, libri.de) and bookstores.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:42 PM   #19
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Any idea on dimensions? I like the pocketbook business model, but I want my next reader to be pocket-able...
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:55 PM   #20
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Sounds like nice hardware.

I wish pocketbook would improve ePub and pdf support though...
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #21
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Any idea on dimensions? I like the pocketbook business model, but I want my next reader to be pocket-able...
The Pocketbook 360 isn't getting cancelled.
Doesn't get more pocketable than that.
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Any idea on dimensions? I like the pocketbook business model, but I want my next reader to be pocket-able...
6xx models are 6 inch, 9xx models are 9.7 inch.
AFAIK Pocketbook 360 is still being produced.
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what would you like to see in pdf support that they dont currently offer?
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The 90x models looks very good to mee...hopefully i can afford one.
They look way better than the Kindle DXG.
Can't wait until they are available.
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6xx models are 6 inch, 9xx models are 9.7 inch.
AFAIK Pocketbook 360 is still being produced.
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Any info on whether the E-ink screen is first generation (similar to Kindle 2, Kindle DX 1) or second generation (Kindle DXG, Kindle 3)?

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Old 08-20-2010, 05:03 PM   #27
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Any idea on dimensions?
Thanks to photoshop!

Pocketbook 602 - screen size 90x120mm; expected overall dimensions 130x180x10mm.
Pocketbook 902 - screen size 140x203; expected overall dimensions 195x265x11mm
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what would you like to see in pdf support that they dont currently offer?
I've seen some pdf where the text got all messed up. (Yeap, just text...) That's a bit annoying. I was kind of surprised, as pdf support on the PB is said to be good.
I've yet to see a reader that can read pdf in a decent way.

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i would love to see the pdf if you have examples. thanks.
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Pocketbook 602 - screen size 90x120mm; expected overall dimensions 130x180x10mm.
Pocketbook 902 - screen size 140x203; expected overall dimensions 195x265x11mm
Kindle DXG: 183x264x10mm
Kindle 3 : 122x190x8.5mm

I think we're going to hear a *lot* about those iPad-ish bezels...
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