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Pocketbook Color Launched in Europe – 6″ Color E-ink Screen, 199 Euros

Pocketbook’s long-awaited second color ereader has arrived.

On Monday Pocketbook announced the Pocketbook Color, or PB 633. This ereader sports a 6″ color E-ink screen capable of displaying either grayscale (at 300 ppi) or color (at 100 ppi).

The Pocketbook Color uses one of E-ink’s new Kaleido screens to display up to 4096 colors while preserving all the unique properties of E-ink tech.

And thanks to the frontlight, you will be able to see all those colors while reading in the dark. Moreover, users can adjust color settings of each specific book, easily changing parameters such as contrast, brightness, gamma correction, and saturation.

Equipped with both Wifi and Bluetooth, the Pocketbook Color supports six popular audio formats  as well as 23 other files formats, including Mobi and Epub. It has 16GB to fill with ebooks before you’ll need to add a microSD card (up to 32GB supported).

Weighing in at 160 grams, the Pocketbook Color measures only 8mm thin.

It ships at the end of the month, with a retail of 199 euros. (My unit is arriving on Thursday.)

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Tom S July 28, 2020 um 8:58 pm

I have to think that the clarity of black-on-white text will be degraded to some extent by the additional layer used for color, much as capacitative and front lighting layers do. And the color is rather ‘tired’, compared to even the least expensive tablets. I will pass, but no doubt there’s a (small) market for this.

1 July 29, 2020 um 7:41 am

The Pocketbook Color uses one of E-ink’s new Kaleido screens.

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Nate Hoffelder July 29, 2020 um 9:23 am


Vicente July 29, 2020 um 11:31 am

Onyx was launching its color ereader too. Do you know whether they are delayed it?

actualitté.com | Une liseuse couleur chez Pocketbook pour l'Europe, fin juillet | La revue de web des livres July 29, 2020 um 5:41 pm

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zeek July 31, 2020 um 10:42 am

Here’s the original announcement that blogs dont link to any more.

Nate Hoffelder July 31, 2020 um 10:47 am

I didn’t have anything to link to – I had to beg the press release off Pocketbook.

Nate Hoffelder August 1, 2020 um 9:11 am

And that is the announcement from April, you dumb ass. This post is based on the launch press release from this week, which I don’t think has been posted.

KhL September 12, 2020 um 11:50 am

The screenshot show clear font and picture. The actual device seem to has an array/mesh of grey dots overlayed on top of the fonts. Is this normal?!

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