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Onyx Boox Poke2 Runs Android 9.0, Costs $189

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 Poke2 runs Android 9.0 on an octa-core CPU, and can be bought today from Retail is $189.

The Onyx Boox Poke2 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?

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Paul Durrant April 22, 2020 um 11:13 am

Well, that’s underwhelming.

Steve H. April 22, 2020 um 3:11 pm

When some manufacturer comes out with a 9 or 10 inch device they may catch my attention and dollars.

Dan May 20, 2020 um 7:11 pm

You have plenty in the Onyx Boox catalog, but in the newest with Android 9 you have the Boox Note 2 of 10.3 inches but if you want to go far even beyond that you have the Boox MAX 3 of 13.3 but that one have also MAX in the price

deanna April 24, 2020 um 6:23 am

Just bought the Poke2. I have the Nova Pro…nice, but too big. No interest in color, especially after viewing the recent video of the announced forthcoming Onyx.

I seem to be in the minority preferring smaller readers. Have two old Fire HD6s that are failing to charge.

Susan September 6, 2020 um 7:32 am

Deanna, after having the Poke 2 for a little while , what is your impression? Do you like it? Mine has just shipped and I am looking forward to receiving it.

First Look at the Onyx Boox Poke2 Color (video) | The Digital Reader April 24, 2020 um 9:38 am

[…] When Onyx announced their new color ereader earlier this week, all they gave us was a single graphic. I can now report that the new device will be using the same hardware as the Poke2, which was also announced this week. […]

Susan September 2, 2020 um 9:47 am

Nate, does this and the Poke 2 Color allow inverting?

Nate Hoffelder September 2, 2020 um 10:13 am

I do not beleive so.

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