Even though people has started to use their tablet as their personal ebook reader right now, still there is a company that think it’s wise to make a tablet which double as a true e-reader. A Hong Kong-based multinational firm PocketBook has come up with a new tablet eReader combo and show it off at the IFA 2011 in Berlin.
This PocketBook A10 has come with a netbook sized of display at 10.1-inch, using TFT LCD technology with support of 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. The system itself has been packed with 1GHz TI OMAP 3621 single-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage and running with Google Android 2.3.3 GingerBread OS.
There is also an SD card slot provided in case you think 4GB is too limited for you. The system can recognize cards up to 64GB, which is not too shabby for a mid-stream tablet PC.
Other specification also includes WiFi connectivity, optional 3G connectivity and 6600mAh rechargeable battery. Sadly, you don’t have the option to do video chatting as this PocketBook A10 tablet ereader combo is coming with a rear-facing 2-megapixel camera. Also, since it’s using a tablet system for reading ebook, you can’t expect it to have weeks of battery life like Amazon Kindle. The 6600mAh rechargeable battery could only provide up to 6.5-hour of continuous operation time.
However, in order to spice up the ebook reading experience, PocketBook A10 can connect to Bookland.net to check out the free open source ebooks. Obviously, it can detect bunch of file format including TXT and PDF. There is no pricing detail yet, but it’s said that this PocketBook A10 is going to be released in Europe and Russia next month, October 2011.