Pandigital Launches Second eReader

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News Posted: Wed, Aug 18 2010 1:39 PM

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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realneil replied on Wed, Aug 18 2010 7:58 PM

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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