Onyx Launches the Boox Classic, a 69 Euro Kindle Competitor

frontWith the $69/€59 basic Kindle, the $79 Kobo Touch, and the $99 Nook Glowlight, it’s pretty clear that it’s not easy to offer a cheap and good ereader without losing money or selling old hardware, but Onyx is going to give it a shot.

Arta Tech, an Onyx retail partner in Europe, has just unveiled the Boox Classic, a stripped down 69 euro ereader which lacks many of the features common on the latest ereaders. Continue reading

Hands On With the New & Old Washington Post Android App

Screenshot_2014-11-20-08-50-45That rumored new Washington Post app launched today, bringing with it a free 6 month subscription for Fire tablet owners. Based on the time I spent with the app this morning I can say that the new app is a huge improvement over the old.

While the older app offers a basic but limited reading experience, the new app offers better performance and an ad-free reading experience with bigger pictures and more related content embedded in articles. Continue reading

Onyx Boox AfterGlow 2 Launched – Android 4.2, Dual-Core CPU

Onyx-Boox-AfterGlow-2Onyx has just quietly launched a new ebook reader, the Boox AfterGlow 2, and it is available today through Onyx’s Polish partner Arta Tech.

The AfterGlow 2 sports a 6″ Pearl E-ink screen, not Carta, but other than that this is some ereader. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, Wifi, audio, and a microSD card slot. It has both a frontlight and a capacitive touchscreen. Continue reading

Onyx Teases Us With New Glimpse at the Boox i86 8″ Android eReader

onyx boox i86 1 Onyx hasn’t said much about their upcoming 8″ ebook reader since first quietly announcing it this spring, so when these several photos crossed my desk today I had to share.

Onyx showed off the i86 and other ereaders at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair earlier this month, and zol.com.cn got a few photos. To be honest, I don’t have much to show you and tell you other than the 3 photos, but I found them interesting and I bet I am not the only one who feels that way. Continue reading

Want to Assemble Your Own eReading Device? Google Shows Off Project Ara Modular Phone Prototype

3[1]The idea of assembling a DIY mobile device has long since fallen out of the mainstream, but if Project Ara is successful then that could change.

For the past couple years Google has been working on, well, they’ve been working on many hardware projects, but the one that has me waiting with bated breath is Project Ara. Continue reading

Earl E-ink Android Tablet Delayed Until 2015

earl tabletThe Earl back country tablet continues to hold its own as one of the most delayed gadgets of 2013 and 2014. This tablet was originally scheduled to be released by the end of last summer, but the latest update from its developers have revealed that it is still under development and has yet to get its wireless certifications or enter mass production.

A new update on the Earl was posted last week on the Sqigle website, saying in part that: Continue reading