The Romanian gadget maker Televoice Group has long been selling tablets, smartphones, and GPS in Romania under their Evolio brand and this week they launched an ebook reader.
The Evobook 3 is a budget ereader with a 6″ Pearl E-ink screen (resolution 600 x 800). It’s running Linux on a 380MHz Allwinner E200 CPU with 64MB of RAM (same as on the InkCase E-ink smartphone case). In terms of storage the Evobook 3 has 4GB of internal storage, and it also has a microSD card slot.
There’s no Wifi or touchscreen mentioned in the press release or the , but this ereader does have a g-sensor and a 1.5Ah battery. The battery life is projected to last 10,000 page turns before needing to be recharged.
This is a budget ereader so of course there is no audio support, but the supported eBook formats include Epub, PDF, DJVU, CHM, Mobi, and FB2. The Evobook 3 can also support Doc, html, RTF, Docx, and txt files.
The Evobook 3 is going to ship with 100 preinstalled books, from various fields, in Romanian and English. It will also have a 20 lei (~ $6 USD, or 4.49 euros) voucher which can be redeemed at Evobook.ro, Televoice Group’s content store.
Retail has been set at 89 euros, but as part of a launch promotion the Evobook 3 will be available for 55 euros. It is available today.
This is at least the second Evobook ereader; I found press reports of an Evobook 2 from 2011. I can’t find any sign of an earlier model, but it was probably launched in 2010 or 2011.