The Kobo Glo HD may be the most anticipated ereader to launch this year but it is not the only one to ship in the next few weeks. A leaked product listing has revealed that Pocketbook has a new 6" ebook reader in the works.
The Touch Lux 3 sports a 6" Carta E-ink screen. It's up for pre-order on Mein-eReader.de with a retail price of €111 and an expected ship date of two weeks.
Weighing in at 208 grams, the Touch Lux 3 runs Pocketbook's software on a 1GHz CPU with 256MB RAM. It has 4GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, Wifi, but no audio. The screen has a resolution of 1024 x 758, and as you could guess from the name this model has both a frontlight and a touchscreen (capacitive).
All in all there's not much here to surprise us. The Touch Lux 3 looks like a slight update to the existing model, and not the monumental upgrade that the Kindle Voyage was last year, or that I'm hoping the Kobo Glo HD will be this year.
It looks like Pocketbook is playing it much safer this year than last. In 2014, the company released two novel designs: the Inkpad, an 8" ereader, and the Ultra, a 6" ereader with a Carta E-ink screen and an 5MP camera. One was great while the other was crap, but both were more interesting than the Touch Lux 3.