New Cheap e-reader coming to Russia

I’ve just come across what I suspect is another Rockchip ereader. The Mr.Book Active is based on the standard 7″ LCD screen, and it has 4GB Flash sotrage, a microSD card slot, FM radio, speakers, microphone, but no touch screen or Wifi.

The general boring design plus the broad audio, video, and ebook format support is why i think this is a Rockchip design. Retail will be 2,990 rubles (~$107 USD).

This device illustrates one of the differences between the US and Russian tech markets. You wouldn’t see a FM tuner built in to a US ereader, but they seem to fairly common in Russia.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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.

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  1. Maureen Poole28 June, 2011

    I was gifted one (very similar) and from rockchip, that will not work. Thought you may like to know. It came from Dino Direct and they do not reply.

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