New hi-res E-ink screen shows up on e-reader in Russia

On Sunday we saw the launch of the iriver Story HD, a new ebook reader that used a new high resolution E-ink screen (1024×768). Today I came across  a second ereader with that screen.

It’s the Magicbook M6HD, and it’s being sold by a company that I’ve written about before, Gmini. Like Gmini’s other models, this one has clearly been designed for the Russian market. It has a built-in FM radio, supports MP3, WAV, WMA and OGG audio files, and reportedly comes with several games.

It doesn’t have Wifi or a touchscreen, but it does come with 4GB Flash and a microSD card slot. The MagicBook M6HD is set to go on sale in Russia later this month with a retail of 5990 rubles (~$216 USD).

via The-eBook.org

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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.

5 Comments

  1. Jaxs23 July, 2011

    What reading formats supports?

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    1. Nate Hoffelder23 July, 2011

      Thanks for catching that.

      Reply
  2. Jaxs23 July, 2011

    I found it: ePUB, FB2, TXT, PDF, HTML, RTF, DjVu, MOBI, DOC, RAR, ZIP, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP

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  3. Igor Borski24 July, 2011

    Weird thing that according to fellow russian e-books site http://www.the-ebook.org/?p=8842 it uses a screen different from iRiver.
    Gmini claims it’s Pearl HD, not LG Display.
    That Gmini site is down due to unpaid hosting is just adding a bit of spice :).

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    1. Nate Hoffelder24 July, 2011

      Yes, there are a number of details that don’t add up. For example, that’s the same hardware as a device with a normal 800×600 E-ink screen. For all we know Gmini photoshopped the other device with a tiny change.

      And yes, the detail about the screen was just my guess. The Gmini website didn’t mention the new device at all.

      Reply

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