Onyx has captured our attention by announcing a color ereader, but that is not their only new gadget. Earlier today they started shipping a new ereader called the Poke2.
The Poke 2 runs Android 9.0 on an octa-core CPU, and can be bought today from Boox.com. Retail is $189.
The Onyx Boox Poke 2 features a 6″ Carta E-ink display with a capacitive touchscreen and a color-changing frontlight. Screen resolution is 1072 x 1448, or 300 PPI.
It runs Android 9.0 on a 2GHz octa-core CPU with 2GB RAM. It also has 32 GB storage, Wifi, and Bluetooth. Battery capacity is 1.5Ah, which can be recharged through the micro-USB port.
Hardware specs are nice and all, but what really matters is what you can do with it. The Poke 2 supports a wide variety of file formats, including PDF, which can be read in “scrolling mode” to avoid leafing through one page at a time and speeding up reading.
That sounds like a great device, but I for one am eagerly waiting for the color ereader.
How about you?