The Chinese ereader maker Boyue has released another minor variation on its 6″ Android ereader.
The Likebook Air has 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, but no external card slot. It features a 6″, 300 ppi Carta E-ink screen (1072 x 1448) with frontlight and capacitive touchscreen.
It also has Bluetooth, Wifi, and a 2Ah battery.
In terms of software, the built-in reading app supports ePub and PDF. It also has marginal support for FB2, RTF, Mobi, and DJVU files (you can read them, but you won’t want to). The Likebook Air also has Google Play, so you can expand its abilities by installing apps.
Unlike other Boyue models on Banggood, this is actually a model made for one of Boyue’s partners rather than the OEM version sold by Boyue. This is the JDREAD Venus from Chinese retailer JingDong, who sells it for the equivalent of $166 USD.
All in all, it’s not clear why JDRead wanted this model; it’s essentially the same as the Boyue T63, which was rebranded by JDRead in spring 2016. The only real difference is the lack of page turn buttons.
Do you suppose they want to release enough similar 6″ models that they can play a matching game?