Onyx Boox Ebook Reader - Alternative to the Amazon Kindle
Alternative Ebook ReadersThe Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader pretty much rules the roost in the ebook reader market at the moment, but there are alternatives. The latest to hit the stores soon is the Onyx Boox , which, according to Onyx embodies both simplicity and power. Boox they say is an ebook reader which features an open and flexible platform for both consumers and content providers.
The Boox like the Kindle has a 16-level grayscale e-ink screen that looks and feels like paper. It also has a hand-writing system that lets you take notes while reading.
The Onyx Boox uses new-generation e-ink screens which offer extremely low power consumption. You can read for a number of weeks on each full charge (although that would seem to me to depend on how often you use it).
Onyx International will release the its Ebook Reader at CeBit in early March. The BeBook 2 which is another alternative to the Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader will also be unveiled at CeBit.
The key highlights of the Onyx Boox are -
6"/ 8"/ 9.7" E Ink® Vizplex® EPD display
Touch panel with full screen scribble
128MB RAM or above
400MHz processor or higher
USB 2.0 with OTG support
512MB Flash or above
2.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack
SD/MMC with SDIO & SDHC support
1600mAh replaceable Li-ion battery
Wi-Fi/CDMA 1XRTT/GPRS/3G (option)
No keyboard but an iPod scroll wheel type control
Details/Thumbnail/List page view
Search and dictionary support
Text to speech (TTS) support
Change font size & family
Bookmark/Table of contents
No word on pricing but the intelligent ploy would be to make it cheaper than the Kindle Ebook Reader
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