If you have the funds for an iPad burning a hole in your pocket and want to get an ebook reader then I have a deal for you. Arta Tech has announced that they have the latest Onyx Boox up for pre-order today, and they will be shipping after the 21st of July. Retail is 251 Euros plus taxes and shipping.
The Onyx Boox M96 Universe is the latest ereader to sport a 9.7″ Pearl E-ink screen. It runs Android 4.0 Jelly Bean on a 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. And yes, it has Google Play, but I wouldn’t rush out and buy it just yet. Continue reading
Onyx has long been in the habit of launching their newest hardware in Russia first (and often times in Russia only) so it should probably come as no surprise that their first ebook reader with a 6.8″ screen first made an appearance there. Continue reading
If you thought Kobo was the only one with a 6.8″ ebook reader then you’re in for a shock. Charbax caught up with Onyx a few weeks ago at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair and got us our second look at the Onyx Boox T68.
This device, which I first reported on last October, runs Android 4.0 on a 1GHz Freescale CPU. It’s been under development for nearly a year now, and according to one of my sources it is just about ready to enter mass production (this confirms what is said in the video). Continue reading
Bed Bath & Beyond have marked the white Sharper Image Literati down to $39.99. It’s not a very good ereader, and I wouldn’t give one to my worst enemy. But that’s a frigging cheap price for an ereader!
If you decide to get one, you might want to register on the BB&B website. They’ll email you a 20% coupon. That’s going to save you $8.
BB&B via FatWallet
P.S. You might want to read my review before you buy. I’ve been watching the comments on that review, and people are still complaining about this ereader.
Michael Tamblyn of Kobo Books just posted his presentation from BookNet Canada’s Technology Forum 2010. It’s about 40 minutes long, so you might want to bookmark it and come back. It’s also packed with info, so I wouldn’t try to listen to it while doing something else. Continue reading