E-book devices

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This page serves as an introduction to dedicated eBook readers or devices. These are turnkey products that include all of the eBook Reading programs you need. For software that can be used on general purpose mobile devices to make them function as an eBook reader see eBook software. Also note the pages on Web Tablets, Mobile devices, PDA devices and Smartphones that can make good eBook Readers. This page may be missing some devices. See category: Hardware Reader. It currently lists 237 devices which includes past, present, and future as well as clones and 6 subcategories. MobileRead users have also done Hardware Reviews of many of this devices.

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[edit] Current eBook Reader devices that use e-paper technology

  • Amazon Kindle 4: The 4th generation Kindle, released September 2011. See also: Kindle
  • BenQ K60 nReader‎‎: - December 2009 - using SiPix screen.
  • Binatone ReadMe Classic: 6" with several eBook formats. Feb 2012
  • Bookcube B-612: 6" device with QWERTY type keyboard and WindowsCE OS. From Korean company, BookCube.
  • Bookeen Cybook Gen3: Released for sale at the end of October 2007. See also Cybook
  • Bookeen Cybook Opus: Released for sale June 2009.
  • Booq is a Spanish 6" eBook reader released in 2010 using Netronix hardware.
  • Boeye - a family of eBook devices, 5, 6, 9.7 inch from Shenzhen China.
  • Buiscuit 6" device with QWERTY keyboard and 3G connection capability. From Korean company, Interpark.
  • COOL-ER: eReader (6 inch, 4 shades of gray) by Interead (June 2009)
  • Crosselec: makes 2 6" devices
  • Digibook ADB-106‎‎:
  • Digitalbok lesebrett: - A device with a QWERTY keyboard that supports a various of ebook formats. Distributed by Cappelen Damm in Norway.
  • Digitalbok touch: - A device that features touch-screen and supports a various of ebook formats. Distributed by Cappelen Damm in Norway.

[edit] Document Viewers

These are larger screen devices that support the emerging larger E-Paper screens. These will also read eBooks of course but are targeted at Letter/A4-sized documents that are difficult to read on a 5" or 6" device.

  • Asus DR900: A 9" device with SiPix touch screen, Wi-Fi.
  • Boox M90: A 9.7" with a Pearl screen from E Ink. Three different models exist.
  • Boox M92: The M90's successor - 9.7 Pearl screen E Ink.
  • Brother SV-100B: 9.7" E-Ink screen but only reads proprietary format, converters supplied.
  • Ectaco jetBook Color: 9.7" Triton colour E Ink screen. Based on Hanvon Wisereader C920.
  • EnTourage eDGe: A dual screen device with an E Ink screen or one side and a Netbook on the other.
  • iRex DR800SG: is the newest IRex Digital Reader using an 8" screen.
  • IRex iLiad: is an 8" electronic ink reader. It includes a touch screen.
  • IRex Digital Reader: is the largest electronic ink reader to date and 10". It includes a touch screen.
  • Amazon Kindle DX: The Kindle DX is a 9.7" screen display device. It is available from their web site. Released for orders May 7, 2009, Released international version in Jan, 2010
  • PocketBook Pro 903: 9.7" screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, Wacom touchscreen digitizer (stylus).
  • PocketBook Pro 912: 9,7" screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, Wacom touchscreen digitizer (stylus), specs like PocketBook Pro 903 but no 3G

[edit] Current eBook Readers that do not use electronic ink

See also: EBook reading for children

  • Aluratek Libre - several models, both monochrome and color
  • Augen The Book A wide screen LCD color screen.
  • Delstar OpenBook an eBook Reader with video capability from Walgreen's.
  • Dr. Yi M218: released in 2007 and only available in China. It has a 5" 480 X 640 greyscale LCD.
  • EBookwise-1150: available for some years now (also under its earlier name, the Gemstar GEB-1150). It has a backlit greyscale LCD with 320x480 pixel resolution, not electronic ink, and is significantly cheaper (around $100). It has a full touchscreen so you can make notes.
  • Eee Note EA800 an eBook Reader with note taking support.
  • Elonex 500EB: is a 5" Color LCD reader with 480 x 800 resolution. It has audio/video capability.
  • JetBook released in 2008 using a reflective LCD display. It has a 5" 480 X 640 greyscale LCD.
  • Kobo Vox is a 7" LCD reader from Kobo.
  • Literati is a wireless Reader that can download Kobo eBooks.
  • Next1 is an inexpensive cousin to the Next2 and Next3.
  • nook color is a 7" reader with audio/video capability. It uses a high resolution IPS LCD backlit touchscreen.
  • Pandigital Novel is a 7" eBook reader with a LCD TFT screen and Wi-Fi.
  • Pocketbook IQ 701 is a 7" LCD Android tablet with resistive screen and Wi-Fi.
  • Simplicit.E.reader an eBook Reader with video capability using 5" backlit LCD screen from J.C. Penny's
  • Skytex Primer an eBook Reader with video capability using a 7" LCD screen.
  • The Kno is a double 14" screen reader specifically designed for reading text books at full size. They also have a single screen version.

[edit] Future Devices

Devices that are still in the Prototype Phase.

[edit] eBook Reader devices that are no longer available

This list is primarily for historic purposes however some of these devices can still be found on eBay or other places as used or refurbished units, perhaps even new or near new. They are no longer being manufactured.

  • Amazon Kindle 1: The original Kindle has been replaced and no longer available from their web site (not sold outside of the USA). Released to Market November 19, 2007.
  • Franklin eBookMan: Better known for electronic dictionaries, Franklin produced a few different models of the eBookMan reader. It uses a backlit (on some models) grayscale LCD screen. These readers are now available from Ectaco.com as new devices. The EBM-911 sells for $150. The EBM-900 is $80.
  • Hanlin V8: Contender for the first commercial device to use E Ink's technology. It was released about the same time as the Sony Librie but only in China. It 2006 it was released for international markets.
  • The Jinke/Hanlin: Makes several models for direct sale and via OEM's. Some have a second screen area for input. See also Hanlin No longer available
  • Hanlin V3: 6" device available from many OEMs including Astak EZ Reader, ECO Reader, LBook V3 and Bebook. No longer available
  • Hanlin V5: 5" device available from several OEMs including the EZ Reader Pocket PRO, LBook V5 and the Bebook mini. No longer available
  • Hanvon N516 - An e-reader that uses a 5" electronic ink screen with the same number of pixels as the current 6" screens which increases ppi to 200. See also Hanvon
  • Hanvon WISEreader N520 - An e-reader that uses a 5" electronic ink screen and works like the N526 except with no touch screen function.
  • Hanvon WISEreader N526 - An e-reader that uses a 5" electronic ink screen, has touch screen (stylus), character recognition and dictionary function.
  • Hanvon N510: Oldest reader that used a 5" electronic ink screen with the same number of pixels as the current 6" screens which increases ppi to 200. It was available in China.
  • Hiebook: The Hiebook from Korea eBook uses a grey-scale, 320 x 480 pixels, LCD touch screen.
  • PocketBook Pro 902: 9.7" screen, WiFi, Bluetooth (new device PB 912 Pro)
  • REB 1100: The REB 1100 from RCA under contract from Gemstar uses a black-and-white, 320 x 480 pixels, LCD touch screen. It had support for Allegra, an input method similar to Palm’s Graffiti.
  • REB 1200: The REB 1200 from RCA and the GEB 2150 from Gemstar are no longer being made but eBook Technologies (ETI) is still selling them to Enterprise users only. Uses a backlit 15-bit (32,738) color LCD touch screen and uses a similar GUI to that of the eBookwise-1150.
  • Rocket eBook: The Rocket eBook from Nuvomedia uses a black-and-white, 320 x 480 pixels, LCD touch screen. It had support for Allegra, an input method similar to Palm’s Graffiti.
  • SoftBook Reader:: This large screen grayscale eBook reader was one of the very first dedicated readers ever built. It had a built in Modem and could retrieve books directly via the modem. Predecessor of REB 1200.
  • Sony Librie: Contender for the first commercial device to use E Ink's technology, and original Sony e-book reader, it was sold only in Japan. The other contender is the Hanlin V8.
  • Sony Reader PRS-300: Released to market in August 25, 2009 revised 2010 PRS-350 See also Sony Portable Reader
  • Sony PRS-500: Released in 2006 and replaced by the PRS-505 in 2007.
  • Sony Reader PRS-505: Released to market in October 2, 2007, now only available in limited markets.
  • Sony Reader PRS-700: Released to market 4th quarter of 2008, uses touchscreen.
  • Sony Reader PRS-600: Released to market in August 25, 2009 revised 2010 PRS-650
  • * Sony Daily Edition (PRS-900): - A 7" device aimed at Newspaper reading.
  • Sony Reader PRS-950SC: "Reader 7" Daily Edition"
  • Soribook B60: The Company has given up further support as of 2009.

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