Pocketbook 901

Yesterday I mentioned the Pocketbook 901. Rather than rehash old information,  I decided to dig up the following post on when I saw the PB901 at CES 2010 and repost it.

Note: The information in this post was current as of January 2010. It might be out of date now.

Update: Charbax shot a hands on video of the PB901 at Computex in June 2010. Surprisingly, they haven’t changed the design much (but they are quoting a lower price):

Pocketbook had a prototype 9.7″ ebook reader with the new flexible screen in its booth at CES. You might not be able to see it in the photos, but when I held it in my hands I could see the screen wasn’t flat. There was a slight bulge behind the screen from one of the circuit boards.

I asked, and I was told that there will be 2 models. The basic model (PB901) is projected to cost around $450 and be available in September. The PB902 will have Wifi and a touchscreen, and will be available later. Note that the one in the photos is not the production model. It’s a prototype that was thrown together quickly in time for a demo for the Russian Education Minister.

BTW, this isn’t the first mention of the Pocketbook 901. There was a couple pictures posted in MobileRead’s Deutsches Forum. But I do believe these are the first shots in the wild.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Stefano19 April, 2010

    I think they should hire a good designer

  2. Daniel25 August, 2010

    That’s a ebook-reader I need.
    Plastic screen, big, e-ink the design is good enough, not much functions but much file formats and a good price – I don’t need anything more, will 100% buy one, hope that is available in retail online shops too and not only for government.

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