Onyx Boox e-Note 10.3″ eReader to Ship in September
The price has not ben announced.
TheOnyx Boox e-Note is built around a 10.3″, A5-sized Carta E-ink display. It has a screen resolution of 1404 x 1872, or 227 ppi. That is considerably sharper than existing 9.7″ Eink screens, which max out at a resolution of 1200 x 825, or 150 ppi.
We saw the Boox e-Note at a show back in April, and according to that earlier report, this ereader runs Android 4.0 on a 1GHz CPU with 1GB RAM. It has both wifi and Bluetooth as well as 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, microphone, and a headphone jack.
That is an old version of Android, yes, but on the upside you can still install apps,
We also got a look at the spec sheet in April, and it hinted at dual-touchscreen tech (capacitive and an electromagnetic stylus). There was no mention of a frontlight, however.
All in all, the Boox e-Note look like it could be the upgrade that the 9.7″ ereaders have needed for several years now. It is almost the same size and packs in a higher screen resolution while still running the same Android firmware.
Hopefully it is priced close to the N96, and other Onyx ereaders with a 9.7″ screen. That would make it a killer value.