For the past three years the German ereader maker Tolino has been competing with Amazon’s Kindle by offering mobile apps, selling ebooks, and supporting one or more mid-market ereaders. Today Tolino went after the budget ereader market.
The Tolino Page is a 69 euro ereader with limited storage and an IR touchscreen but no frontlight.
The Page costs the same as the recently launched white basic Kindle, and in order to get the price down Tolino used a screen and more limited hardware on par with the Kindle’s.
The Page has the same dimensions as other Tolino ereaders, and it features an 800 x 600 resolution E-ink screen, just like you would find on the basic Kindle. According to AlleseBook.de, the Page runs on a 1GHz Freescale CPU with 512MB RAM with 2GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and Wifi.
The Page a much more basic ereader than the original Tolino ereader, the Shine, which launched in 2013 and cost 99 euros. The Shine had a front light and a higher resolution screen, and ran a slightly older version of the same software, so if you can find the Shine in new condition in the discount bin I would seriously consider buying that instead.
If not, the Page is now available at eBook.de and other sites.