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Pandigital Launches Second eReader

Pandigital Launches Second eReader

In May, we learned of Pandigital's entry into the eReader market. Now, Pandigital is now offering its second Pandigital Novel eReader. The latest Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader (model PRD07T20WBL1) comes with integrated Barnes & Noble eBookstore. It also has a high-gloss black bezel and a matte touchscreen display for easy navigation. The Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader weighs 11.8 ounces and has 2GB of internal memory for storing books, periodicals, movies, music, and more. For additional storage, the device accepts SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in size.

The Barnes & Noble’s eBookstore ensures users have quick and easy access to  more than one million eBooks, newspapers and magazines, a wide variety of free eBooks, and more than half a million free classics. In addition, users can share many eBooks with friends and family for 14 days using Barnes & Noble’s LendMe feature.

Some of the features of the Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader include:

  • A full color TFT LCD matte display with 800 x 600 resolution
  • Responsive touch-screen and intuitive user interface for navigation
  • Stylus offers option for touch-screen navigation. Stores securely on side of product.
  • Convenient reader features including highlighting, changing fonts, and creation of multiple bookmarks
  • Built-in dictionary and word/character search function
  • Night-read mode inverts the text and background colors for more discrete viewing
  • A virtual keyboard for making notes, emails, and other entries
  • Compact and sleek design - measures 5.2” (w) x 7.2” (h) x 0.5” (d) and weighs only 11.8 ounces
  • 2GB of shared internal memory
  • Orientation sensor for automatically adjusting between portrait and landscape mode when the device is tilted
  • Supports popular eBook formats PDF & EPUB
  • Long battery life of up to six hours in reading mode
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and web browser
  • Expandable storage through its SD/SDHC memory card slot (supporting up to 32GB cards)
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (via AC adapter)
  • Built-in mini-USB port provides an option for easy transfer of files between the device and a computer (Mac and PC compatible).
  • Android operating system and ARM 11 mobile processor

The black Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader will cost $199.99. It will be available at retailers next month.

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for 200 bucks it may be something worth looking at. It's not an E-Ink display, but it's probably readable. And it's in color!

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