Pandigital has announced its latest eReader that supports multimedia content. The new reader is called the Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader and uses a full color TFT LCD matte display. That screen has a resolution of 800 x 600 and offers touch functionality and an intuitive user interface according to the maker.
Pandigital may be better known on these fair pages for their Novel tablet-ereader, but they also make scanners. Latest on the scene is the cumbersomely named Pandigital Personal Photo Scanner/Converter, capable of taking in shots up to 8.5 x 11 inches and storing them straight to a memory card.
Augen's oddly named "The Book" ereader has gone on sale, eschewing E Ink in favor of a color LCD display in a Kindle-style casing. Available at kmart in limited numbers for just $89, the ereader runs Linux 2.6.4 on a 400MHz ARM CPU - which means no Android, unlike the Pandigital Novel - complete with WiFi b/g, 2GB of flash memory and an SD slot content with cards up to 8GB in size.
There's also apparently a web-browser, text-to-speech engine and a media player for images, audio and video. Augen have been pretty ambitious in their ebook spec support, too; The Book will apparently display TXT, PDF, HTML, CHM, RTF, FB2, EPUB, PRC and MOBI files.
Update:The Ebook Reader picked up Augen's The Book from their local kmart and has already reviewed it; more details after the cut.
Elonex's 7-inch ereader tablet, the 710EB, has shown up for preorder on Amazon UK. Based around a 7-inch LCD TFT display, rather than the more common E Ink panel, the Elonex 710EB is still a mysterious beast in terms of specs; we know it's ARM based, has a quoted 8hr battery life and wireless connectivity, but beyond that Elonex are tight-lipped.
Time for another week in review to wrap up the last week in tech. Eric Schmidt said Monday that there would be no Nexus Two or Google-branded Chrome OS netbook coming directly from Google. That direct sales method didn’t work out for Google.
Hey gang; it's time for another week in review. HP debuted its slick web-connected printer service on Monday. The service will let you do some cool things like print from your smartphone by emailing a document to the printer. Ahead of WWDC early Monday, AT&T started to tweak the upgrade eligibility for many iPhone 3GS owners. This was no surprise given that we knew Steve was going to be pulling that new iPhone out of his pocket a few hours later that day.
Oh my goodness the padness of today. Let me tell you all about it, then, if you're into new ways of chipping around, let Douglas L. Davis tell you all about it. First, lets get Douglas L Davis out of the way - he works at Intel and had a reconfigurable atom chip for you. Then we've got a Synology DiskStation DS211 review that I bet flew under a lot of folks radars as it was out late Friday. Then our Week with NOOKcolor began with Hardware on Saturday, Avi wrote an amazing column on 2014 VS 1984, Don tells us why his Wii is dusty, and iOS 4.2 is released for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.Then it gets really exciting: e-paper on regular paper, we get our hands on a Dell Inspiron Duo, and Notion Ink's Adam tablet receiving its very own webpage - wowzers! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!
Apple blast! There's a big fat update in store for all you iDevice owners, that being iOS 4.2 - if you've not already got it, just wait a little bit longer, according to most, this release will be available at around 10AM PST. Then, our little pal Android hits of catwalk in promotion of that sassy Giorgio Armani Samsung Galaxy S. Next, some radical columns for epic discussion: "Why my Nintendo Wii has been collecting dust" and "Why 2014 Will Not Be Like 1984" on the future of Apple's closed system and survival in the face of competing openness. Finally, just incase you missed it, our "Week with" review series of NOOKcolor started on Saturday night! First up, Hardware! All this and MORE on SlashGear Moring Wrap-up!
Time files we you are having fun, it's time again for another Week in Review. Some details of the coming Samsung Galaxy Tab surfaced in a new firmware update this week in Europe. The details point to the Android tablet having a 480 x 800 resolution screen, two cameras, and an ARM11 CPU.