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jetBook Color EDU.12

jetBook Color EDU.12

  • Made by: ECTACO
  • Released: released Dec 2011 with upgrade Oct 2012 (called the Color 2).
  • Predecessor: none
  • Languages Supported: 52 languages
  • File Types Supported: ePub, PDF, more


The jetBook Color eTextbook offers students and teachers the ability to save money on books while providing unlimited teaching resources. Every unit has an individual connection to a Teacher's Console. Teachers can restrict the download of any programs or content that is not related to the class, send students grades, exams, homework, and messages with the students being able to submit all those options as well. The main screen serves as an ID card for the student displaying a schedule of classes (updated daily via Wi-Fi or 3G), list of student's and teacher's notes, homework and classwork, and a designated channel for instant communication with any teacher. The same home screen will boast an application list based on student's grade and classes with the following topics: My Library, eTextbooks, Classwork and Homework, Oxford Reading Support, Languages and Games, Science and Math. Subsections within these applications will aid students to be on top of their classwork and pair technology with the classroom creating a fully interactive and intellectually stimulating environment connected to worldwide educational resources.

Features include:

  • multilingual speech recognition module,
  • text-to-speech module for pronunciation of books,
  • machine translation technology
  • plug-in GPS module to allow parents to locate their child or the unit itself
  • The unit comes with a leather pouch


  • Screen: 9.7" E Ink Triton 800 x 600 color pixel, touchscreen, 100 ppi
    • Apparent resolution 1600 x 1200 B&W using subpixel dithering. 200 dpi.
    • touch panel uses Electromagnetic Resonance Technology
  • processor: Freescale i.MX508 800MHz with ARM Cortex A8 CPU
  • storage: 32 GB
  • Audio: Internal Speaker
  • Battery: 2350mAh, 10,000 page turns
  • Colors: Black or White
  • Load Your Own Content
  • Support for: Adobe DRM 9.1, on ePub and PDF
  • formats: PDF, ePub, Mobi, PRC, PDB RTF, TXT, HTML, FB2, FB2.ZIP, DJVU, DOC (more to come as needed)
  • Images: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • Localizations and Language Menus for Russian, Ukrainian, German, Japanese, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, French, Italian, Korean, and Polish
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • Line, graphing, staff and other workbook pages
  • CPen support
  • Fluent Text-to-Speech can read you any book
  • Music: likely MP3
  • Workbook Scribbling and freehand writing on PDFs
  • PDF includes Reflow mode in Reader
  • Support via microSD for up to 32GB
  • Sleek protective carrying case included
  • Underline and highlight text
  • 50-state reading list
  • Fully interactive SAT course
  • "Overdrive" library access
  • Wireless access to online textbooks, and other resources
  • Speed reading course
  • Translating Dictionaries
  • Course of English and foreign language grammar
  • Speech recognition and speech analysis Language Teacher and U-Learn courses that teach you a language step by step
  • Pictured dictionaries for 38 languages
  • Cross translator for 180 languages
  • Vocabulary Builder
  • Linguistic Crosswords
  • Reference materials for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Earth Science
  • Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
  • Graphing and scientific calculators

October 2012 improvements

  • Optimization and speed improvements for most features and programs
  • New look for Main menu buttons through color enhancements
  • Added support for Microsoft Word Documents (.DOC)
  • Added support for zipped FB2 files (FB2 in Zip archive)
  • Device personalization section allows you to add your name, info and picture
  • Easier Switching between Wi-Fi access points with a new on-screen button
  • Addition of font styles for TXT and FB2 books
  • OK button now will allow you to change the page
  • Interface language increased to 15


This unit was originally shown at CES 2012 and later in the year was upgraded to the Color 2 model using a revised Triton screen.

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