MacCentre, Onyx’s Russian retail partner, will soon be selling Onyx’s newest ereader, the i86ML Moby Dick.
The Moby Dick is a variant of the i86HDML Plus which launched earlier this year in Germany. Aside from the software, the devices are almost identical. The Moby Dick sports the same 8″ E-ink screen, frontlight, and touchscreen, and both models run Android on a 1GHz Freescale CPU.
The Moby Dick also has Wifi, Bluetooth, and it comes with 8GB internal storage and a microSD card slot. It’s equipped to work with a smartcover, which will be sold separately.
In terms of software, the Moby Dick comes with Google Play and the usual basic Android apps as well as an ABBYY Russian-English dictionary.
It’s going to retail for 15,490 rubles (about $234), but there’s no word on when it will be released. Y0u can find the complete specs below. Do note the lack of audio; there was no mention in the press release.
- 8” E-ink display
- Screen Resolution: 1600 x 1200 (250 dpi)
- Frontlight, IR touchscreen
- CPU: 1GHz
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB internal, microSD card slot
- Connectivity: Wifi, Bluetooth
- Battery: 1.7Ah
- Dimensions: 210 x 160 x 9mm
- Weight: 340 grams