The E-reader segment has been increasing in size for years now, and with
pushing a new Kindle
out of the door just weeks ago, it's clear
that the demand isn't done yet. PocketBook is a company that few have
heard of in the mainstream sector, but that may change once IFA starts
up in Germany next month. The company has revealed that it will
introduce five new products at the show, all of which seem to be built
by Foxconn and just branded PocketBook.
The new ProBook units will generally fall into a pair of categories: the
602 and 603 will have 6" displays, while the 902 and 903 will have 9.7"
displays. The group will all have 2GB of internal storage space, Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth and a Linux-sourced operating system. The higher-end units
will also have 3G for downloading titles on the go, while the off-beat
PocketBook IQ will have a 7" display and will ship in a variety of
That one will also run Android 2.0, but beyond that, the company is
withholding all other information for the IFA debut. Pricing and release
information will surely be first to come once the show starts, though.