Tolino Shine

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A 2013 German front-lit e-book reader developed by Deutsche Telekom. Runs Android. They also make the Tolino Vision 2 HD, Vision 3 HD, Vision 4 HD and the Tolino Tab 8" (A Web Tablet).

[edit] Specifications

Comparison - note these are models from 2015 and later; the 2D in older models used a E Ink Pearl display, and slower 800 MHz processor with 256 MB memory. Screen resolution was 1024 x 758, 213 ppi. The newer 300 ppi screen has 1448 x 1072 resolution.

Model Tolino Shine 2HD Tolino Vision 3HD Tolino Vision 4HD Tolino Tab 8"
Description The optimal starting point for many readers Read thought - read revolutionary water protection with tap2flip (waterproof) Uniquely comfortable reading Read and multi media fun for the whole family
Display E Ink Carta 6" Display with integrated lighting (reading light can be switched on and continuously adjustable) 300 ppi E Ink Carta 6" display with integrated lighting (reading light can be switched on and continuously adjustable) 300 ppi. E Ink Carta 6" display with integrated smartLight with Blue-light exposure reduction 300 ppi. 20.32 cm (8 inches), HD widescreen (WUXGA) resolution

1920 x 1200 pixels (283 dpi)

Mass and weight 175 × 116 × 9.7 mm / 183 g 163 × 114 × 8.1 mm / 174 g 163 × 114 × 8.1 mm / 175 g 215 x 125 x 8 mm / 308 g
Touch screen Infrared Capacitive Capacitive Capacitive 10-point multi-touch screen display
Battery Lithium-polymer battery, 1500 mAh Lithium-polymer battery, 1500 mAh Lithium-polymer battery, 1500 mAh Lithium-polymer battery, 4100 mAh
Battery life Up to 7 weeks Up to 7 weeks Several weeks Up to 12 hours (depending on use)
Processor / RAM 1,000 MHz Freescale i. MX5 / 512 MB 1,000 MHz Freescale i. MX6 / 512 MB 1,000 MHz Freescale i. MX6 / 512 MB Intel ® Atom ™ Processor Z3735 (1.83 GHz) / 2 GB
Save (internal) 4 GB (2 GB available for content, equivalent to over 2,000 eBooks)(internal 4GB microSD) 4 GB (2 GB available for content, equivalent to over 2,000 eBooks)(NAND) 8 GB (6 GB available for content, equivalent to over 6,000 eBooks)(NAND) 16 GB
Save (external) Micro-SD memory card, expandable up to 32 GB, not on 2015 (none) (none) by micro-SD memory card, expandable up to 32 GB
Cloud (for eBooks) 25 GB 25 GB 25 GB 25 GB
Operating system Android 2.3, have to "root" device to get access to most functions Android 4.0.4 ICS, have to "root" device to get access to most functions Android unknown version Android 4.4 Kit Kat, Google play store links
Compatibility TXT, ePUB (with or without DRM), PDF (with or without DRM) TXT, ePUB (with or without DRM), PDF (with or without DRM) TXT, ePUB (with or without DRM), PDF (with or without DRM) Supports all popular media formats, particularly eBooks ePUB, PDF with no DRM
Connectivity Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), free HotSpot access to over 40,000 HotSpots of Deutsche Telekom AG in Germany (after logon to booksellers) Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), free HotSpot access to over 40,000 HotSpots of Deutsche Telekom AG in Germany (after logon to booksellers) Integrated Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), free HotSpot access to over 40,000 HotSpots of Deutsche Telekom AG in Germany (after logon to booksellers) Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n) dual band WiFi direct, Bluetooth ® 4.0
Connections Micro-USB, microSD slot Micro-USB Micro-USB Micro SD/SDHC, micro-USB, audio-out
Extras Dictionary function, translation function, quick scrolling, screen lock, library link Water protection by HZO tap2flip dictionary function, translation function, quick scrolling, library link Water protection by HZO tap2flip dictionary function, translation function, quick scrolling, library link Front camera with 2 megapixels, mono speaker, Intel ® wireless display (Intel ® WiDi), Miracast, brightness sensor, G-sensor
Warranty 12 month manufacturer's warranty 24 months warranty, water protection by HZO 24 months warranty, water protection by HZO 24 months warranty
Documentation Quick Start Guide (brief instructions), user manual (eBook) Quick Start Guide (brief instructions), user manual (eBook) Quick Start Guide (brief instructions), user manual (eBook) Quick Start Guide (brief instructions), user manual (eBook)
Scope of delivery tolino shine eReader, cable (USB type A to micro B), quick start guide, accessories available separately tolino vision 2 eReader, cable (USB type A to micro B), quick start guide, accessories available separately tolino vision 4 eReader, cable (USB type A to micro B), quick start guide, accessories available separately tolino tab 8, USB charger, micro USB cable, quick start guide

[edit] Hacking

hecke of naberius has hacked into this device a bit and found a way to root it:

[edit] For more information

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