Pandigital 9″ Novel ereader/Android tablet hits FCC

Nov 4, 2010
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Pandigital 9″ Novel ereader/Android tablet hits FCC

Pandigital's new 9-inch Novel tablet has cleared the FCC, complete with plenty of photos and the user manual.  As with the existing, 7-inch Novel slate, the new larger version has a stylus and comes with integrated Barnes & Noble ebook store access and WiFi.  There are also SD card, miniUSB and headphone ports, and a light sensor.

It's also running Android - we're guessing version 1.5 given that's what the smaller Novel uses, together with Pandigital's custom ereader interface - and we're presuming a resistive rather than capacitive touchscreen so as to keep the costs down.  There's EPUB and PDF document support, along with the Android Facebook app, a media player, browser and email.

Despite the larger display it seems likely that Pandigital will be pushing for a low price on the new 9-inch Novel.  Interestingly, there are a few screenshots in the user manual that show the basic Android UI, which implies Pandigital hasn't attempted to lock down the slate as much as with its predecessor.

[via The Digital Reader]


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