This is a post that you probably think isn’t worth reading. I bet you already read about the ereader that Aluratek announced. Well, that press release was incomplete. Aluratek have a tablet and 2 new ereaders (one was released a few weeks ago).
First, Aluratek are going to be a hardware partner for Marvell. They are adopting Marvell’s 10″ (1024×600) reference design as the Cinepad. It’s going to have the great specs that Marvell promised as well as a capacitive touchscreen.
I was going to get a picture of the pre-production model but when I stopped by all they had was the Marvell prototype. Needless to say it will look a lot different. It should be out soon with a retail of $299.
Aluratek also have a new based on a 7″ (480×800) LCD screen. I haven’t seen this ereader before but I recognize it as being designed by Gajah. It’s even using the exact same menu system as the others I have. It has support for Adobe DE DRM and it probably will also be a decent PMP. I want to double check that first, though.
It’s available now for about $140.
The other new ereader is the Libre Aire. It’s based on the same 5″ screen as the Libre Pro, and it has basically the same feature set . But it also comes with Wifi and swipe pad (which replaced the arrow keys). It should be available in March and cost less than the Libre Color.