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Boox60 is an eBook Reader from Onyx Boox. See Onyx. A Boox 60S is also available. It is missing the Wacom touch screen and WiFi but much cheaper. The Boox A60 was the first E-book reader in the market with touch screen enabled by Wacom touch technology back in 2009.


[edit] Overview

This is an OEM manufacturer. Products cannot be purchased directly from them. They can build 6", 8" or 9.7" E-Ink devices with standard features and eBook support format such as PDF (with reflow) and ePUB using ADE, DJVU, MOBI (non DRM!), TXT, DOC, XLS, PPT, CBR, CBZ, HTML, CHM, PalmDOC, RTF, FB2, PDB, as well as image and sound formats. Also documents in ZIP (Zipped RTF, FB2, TXT and HTML).

Additional features can include SDIO/SDHC, Touch screen with full scribble (wacom), TTS, USB with OTG, Notes (with copy/paste function), Search and Dictionary (StarDict free opensource) support, Thumbnails or details for managing the library. New firmware 1.4 extend character/word recognition. Optional Wireless can be WiFi, CDMA, GPRS or 3G support.

They have an SDK available for developers. There is a Boox wiki available.


[edit] Specifications

  • Size: 196x121x11mm - (7.72x4.76x0.417 inches)
  • Display: 6" E-ink® Vizplex EPD - E Ink Pearl is in new models A60, X61S
  • Gray scale: 8 level (16 with future firmware) - 16 in new models with Pearl
  • Resolution: 800 x 600 px
  • Touchscreen display supporting entire screen writing by hand input (Wacom) - except for series "S"
  • CPU: 532 MHz - 800 MHz in new series "S"
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Flash memory: 512 MB, 310 MB left - 2GB in new models "61"
  • Ports: USB 2.0, USB OTG (On-The-Go), 3.5mm earphone
  • Expansion: support SD, MMC, SDHC (32 GB SD)
  • WiFi connectivity - WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2 (with non-public SSID and proxy support) - except for series "S"
  • Battery: 1600 mAh Li-ion
  • Weight: 278 grams (9.8 ounces)
  • Supported formats: PDF, TXT, HTML, PRC, MOBIPOCKET, EPUB, CHM, FB2, DJVU, PDB, RTF, DOC/DOCX, XLS/XLSX, PPT/PPTX, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, MP3, ZIP - most formats packed in "ZIP"
  • Graphical Web browser with secure connection support - except for series "S"
  • TTS (Text To Speech)
  • Dictionary support: StarDict formats
  • Languages Supported: English, Chinese (simpl. & trad.), Finnish, German, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Norwegian, Hebrew
  • Operating sytem: Linux 2.6.26
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)

[edit] Firmware upgrades

[edit] Version 1.1

  • Allows users to install their own fonts to use with the device in most formats
  • Support ADOBE DRM
  • Support PDF reflow

[edit] Version 1.2

  • Notes (scribble) template added
  • Support more codepage standards
  • Improved WEB browser

[edit] Version 1.3

  • The DJVU and DOC file format added
  • Improved WiFi function and configuration
  • More Font sizes

[edit] Version 1.4

  • Added text-to-speech functionality
  • Handwriting recognition added
  • Notes with virtual keyboard added
  • copy/paste function added
  • Improved energy management
  • Independent dictionary added
  • Extended WiFi setup and connection options
  • Improved web browsing speed
  • Optimized PDF support
  • Improved Mac connectivity
  • Added system languages
  • New icons

[edit] Version 1.5

  • Increased battery life.
  • Fileformats .CBR and .CBZ are now supported. (Comics)
  • Added: Battery Low indicator.
  • Improved MS office documents (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx)
  • Improved support for zooming, font size, search and bookmark.
  • On device copying and moving of files and folders
  • Display of title and author if metadata is found
  • Built-in dictionary support
  • External adobe fonts can be used to improve pdf reader launch performance
  • Support for games (games not included)
  • Automatically create link to accessed websites.
  • Automatically reopen previous document.

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