Hands On With the 8″ Pocketbook InkPad

Hands On With the 8" Pocketbook InkPad e-Reading Hardware Reviews Like many of Pocketbook's customers, I'm still waiting for news of when they plan to ship their new 8" ereader in Europe.

While trying to distract myself from pining, I spent some time today on Youtube looking at videos posted by luckier souls who managed to get in the same room as the new InkPad. I found a couple new videos that I thought showed a lot of detail about the InkPad.

And in case you're wondering, neither of the following videos are the same as the hands on video I posted earlier this month (so now we have 3 good videos).

The first video is by Notebook Italia, and it was shot at IFA Berlin earlier this month. I don't know why they took so long to post it, but it does show a few useful details for the InkPad.

The second video is considerably longer and offer a lot of detail. It's narrated in Ukrainian, and I almost passed on it for that reason, but in spite of my language issues I think this video is still damned useful.

The video starts with a woman holding the InkPad and talking about it. We get to see this 8" ebook reader in proportion to her hands and arms, giving us a visual representation of its actual size.

It then goes on to detail many of the features, and shows us that the InkPad is still pretty laggy.

The Pocketbook InkPad features an 8" Pearl E-ink display with a screen resolution of 1,200 x 1,600. It runs Pocketbook's proprietary OS on a 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage.

It will retail in Europe for 179 euros, and yes you can get it shipped to the US. This ereader launched in Russia in August but the European launch has been delayed until the end of September (right now, basically).

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

8 Comments on Hands On With the 8″ Pocketbook InkPad

  1. It is late in my timezone at this moment. Tommorow I will post very rough translation of what she says in the Ukrainian video. Nothing special from what I have heard. It will take me at least 20 minutes to write something down.

    In the first video I have seen the same 5.x firmware that I so thoroughly dislike on Ultra. In the second video I see the same firmware as Touch Lux 623 has.

  2. The second video was shot for a Ukrainian website, true, but the narration is in Russian.

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