Txtr reader

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TXTR Reader

TXTR Reader

  • Made by: txtr GmbH
  • Released: possibly Q4 2009
  • Predecessor: none
  • Languages Supported: English, German
  • File Types Supported: PDF, HTML, ePUB


The txtr reader will go beyond the feature set of competing devices: They have combined the newest eInk technology with a completely new system architecture and the fastest user interface.

  • High-res Vizplex 6" eInk display, looking like printed paper even in bright sunlight
  • Advanced power management technology for a battery life that is measured in weeks rather than hours
  • Responsive and friendly user interface for easy navigation of large amounts of text
  • Built-in 3G/GPRS connectivity for true mobility (optional)
  • Bluetooth, WiFi and USB port for local connectivity
  • Designed for tight integration with txtr.com
  • On-device bookstore
  • Broad document support: PDF, HTML, Office, ePub and more
  • Open software architecture: Developer API and support for on-device 3rd party applications

August 2009 - The Berlin start-up company txtr announces its partnership with the German mobile providers E-Plus and Ecotel. Users of the txtr reader will be able to buy books comfortably and easily from the txtr bookstore, and synchronize their private documents stored on txtr.com. txtr offers the first complete, open and mobile solution for storing, publishing and exchanging digital documents.

Release was planned for the third quarter of 2009.


  • eInk Vizplex 6" display at 600x800 pixels
  • 146mm x 128.2mm x 8mm, 260g (5.75 x 5 x .3" and 9.2 oz)
  • Freescale ARM11 CPU 532MHz
  • capacitive slider interface
  • next generation Epson display controller
  • Linux kernel
  • integrated 3D accelerometer for automatic orientation detection - automatic switch to landscape or portrait by rotating device.
  • full integration with txtr online community platform
  • Power
    • eInk-optimized power management system
    • Li-Ion battery
    • charged via USB
  • Memory
    • 128 MB SDRAM onboard
    • MicroSD memory card slot
    • 8GB MicroSD card included
  • Communication
    • internal 3G/GPRS modem (optional)
    • USB 2.0 cable connection
    • Bluetooth 2.1 for audio, external keyboard and future enhancements
    • WiFi - low power 2.4GHz near range communication


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