Charbax caught up with Netronix at Computex a few days ago and shot a video of the latest pre-production model. Like the one I saw at CES 2015, this device is based on a 13.3" Mobius screen (1600 x 1200 resolution). It has a dual touchscreen (capacitive and electromagnetic stylus) and runs Android 4.0.
It's a nifty device and it would make a great competitor to the DPt-S1 from Sony, but as I pointed out before this device is no where close to landing on a store shelf. Netronix needs a customer before they can start production, and with a cost of over $600 per unit and a MoQ of 1,000, we're looking at close to a million dollar investment.
Only a company like Sony, which cares as much about flagship products as profitable ones, can afford that kind of a boondoggle.
Netronix 13.3" eReader Specs
- Screen: 13.3" Mobius E-ink
- Resolution: 1200 x 1600
- Touchscreen: Capacitive, electromagnetic stylus
- OS: Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Formats supported: JPG, PNG, PDF, ePub, MOBI, FB2, HTML, TXT, RTF, Doc.
- Print documents from your PC to Notepad
- MicroSD card slot
- Battery: 1.5 Ah Li-polymer
- Connectivity: Wifi
- Dimensions: 310 mm x 233 mm x 6.6 mm
- Weight: approximately 400 grams