PocketBook is about to update its mid-range ebook reader with a better screen.
The new Touch HD will feature a 300 ppi Carta E-ink screen with a capacitive touchscreen and Wifi. It runs Pocketbook’s OS on a 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM and comes with a micro SD card slot, 8GB internal storage, and a headphone jack.
We don’t know anything about the battery yet, but the new Touch HD weighs 180 grams and measures 175 x 113.5 x 9 mm.
It’s going to retail for 149 euros. That’s ten euros more than the Kindle Paperwhite, and that’s not a good comparison.
It’s not just that Amazon has a better reputation, but also that the Paperwhite comes with a frontlight
and the Touch HD does not. Without that frontlight, I think the Touch HD should cost at least 20 euros less, don’t you?
Edit: It turns out this ereader does have a frontlight. I missed that detail because Google translate is not cooperating with me today. Thanks, Chalid!