Archive for the ‘Android E-Readers’ category

Koobe, Qualcomm launch Android powered Mirasol ‘Jin Yong E-Reader’

January 31st, 2012

Qualcomm and Taiwanese company Koobe have released the fourth device with Mirasol display technology. Powered by Android 2.3 (custom UI on top), Koobe Jin Yong Reader features a 5.7 inch “XGA” touchscreen display  with 1024x728p resolution, and 1GHz Snapdragon S2 processor. » Read more: Koobe, Qualcomm launch Android powered Mirasol ‘Jin Yong E-Reader’

Panasonic Raboo UT-PB1 e-reader debuts in Japan

July 22nd, 2011

Demoed as a prototype couple of weeks ago, Panasonic’s dual core processor-powered e-book reader is now official. It has been dubbed as Panasonic Raboo UT-PB1 and will go on sale starting August 10.

According to Panasonic, Raboo UT-PB1 will cost you 34,800 Yen [around $440], which is pretty expensive for a device that works as just an e-book reader. It runs on Android under-the-hood, but the consumers won’t be getting any benefits of the operating system like access to Android Market or Google apps. It is similar to what Barnes and Noble did with Nook Color in USA. Panasonic has heavily customized the e-reader with its own user-interface (UI). This UI gives the users access to read XMDF ebooks, Rakuten E-Book Store, as well as watch/play movies/music. There is a remote control app on the e-reader as well, which can be used to control other household appliances.

The Raboo UT-PB1 sports a 7-inch touchscreen LCD with 1024×600 resolution. It is powered by a dual core processor as I noted earlier in the post. Other features of the device include 8GB of internal memory, a 1.3MP front camera. There are various connectivity options as well on-board like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The storage on the device can also be expanded using a microSDHC card.

Panasonic Raboo UT-PB1 e-reader specifications

  • 7-inch 1024x600p touchscreen colour LCD
  • Stereo speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 8GB of internal memory and microSD card slot
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Available in Rosie brown colour
  • Runs on Android with custom UI
  • Dual-core processor of unknown make

via Panasonic