4FFF N618

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4FFF N618
IFA 2010 Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 86.JPG
4FFF N618 branded as Booq Avant
Manufacturer 4FFF
Type e-book reader
Release date 2010 (2010)
Introductory price € 229 (EU)
Operating system Linux 2.6.23
Power 1530 mAh, 3.7 V
CPU Samsung 2416 ARM9 @ 400MHz
Memory 128 MB (MDDR),
2GB (NAND)
External: microSD/microSDHC
Display 6 inch SiPix
Graphics 800 × 600, 167 ppi density,
16 levels of grayscale
Sound built-in speakers
Input 7 keys
Touchpad Capacitive
Connectivity Wi-Fi b/g, microUSB high speed, audio jack
Dimensions 168 × 123 × 9 mm
Weight 240 gram
Related articles Qisda ES900

4FFF N618 is an electronic-book reader developed by an Indian Company, Condor Technology Associates, and based on a Linux platform. The device is sold under various brand names worldwide.

Features[edit]

4FFF N618 provides a 16 levels of grayscale SiPix touchscreen display for viewing digital content. Pages are turned using the buttons on the device. The N618 connects to the internet through an available Wi-Fi connections. Users can read books without a wireless connection: disconnecting the wireless connection can prolong the battery's charge for up to 29 days.[1]

Specifications[edit]

The Display[1] is an electronic paper touchscreen from SiPix with 800×600 pixels (4:3) on 6 inch (167 ppi density) and 16 levels of grayscale.

CPU
OS
Memory
Connectivity
Miscellaneous
  • 1530 mAh, 3.7 V
  • 240 gram
  • Reading mode
    • 10.000 pages (Wi-Fi off)
    • 3.000 pages (Wi-Fi on)
  • Stand by mode: 700 hours

Formats supported[edit]

Text[1]
Picture
Audio

Sold as[edit]

The device is sold world wide under various brand names.

Asia
  • India: eGriver Touch
Europe
  • France: OYO (as released in October 2010 by Medion, chapitre.com/Direct Group Bertelsmann)
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland: OYO (Medion, Thalia)
  • Switzerland: ImCoSys ereader
  • Italy: DeVo eVreader
  • Netherlands: ProMedia eBook Reader; Icarus Sense E650SR;[2] OYO (Medion, Selexyz)
  • Poland: OYO (Medion, Empik)
  • Spain: Nvsbl L337 / Booq Avant / Papyre 6.2
  • Russia: Mr.Book,[3] One-XT,[4] Айчиталка[5]
  • Bulgaria: Prestigio PER5062B
  • Turkey: Reeder Reeder2

Across Europe available as:

  • Icarus Sense
Middle East
  • Israel: E-vrit[6]
North America
  • Canada: Pandigital Novel 6" Personal eReader
  • United States: Qisda QD060B00 / Pandigital Novel 6" Personal eReader
South America
  • Brazil: Positivo Alfa (not supports any audio file)

Modification[edit]

Being that the hardware utilizes Linux-based software it can be changed or improved to their heart's content. The firmware is labeled as “QT Software” and varies from vendor to vendor. The upgrade contains multiple image files with the extension of img, along with other system files.

Flashing to upgrade the firmware can be taken advantage of as it does not seem to check if the version that is being installed is older. Due to this, the possibility to use different vendors' firmwares on other models than the one they distribute.

Dual-boot[edit]

The devices seem to contain a native dual-boot capability. When a device specific key combination is pressed during power-on any linux-kernel + ramdisk combination is booted from the sd-card.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "4FFF N618 Internet Wifi Touch electronic paper book". 4FFF.com. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-21. [dead link]
  2. ^ ICARUS Reader Sense
  3. ^ Mr. Book
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ E-vrit
  7. ^ "oyo-hack/Booting". Retrieved 22 May 2011. 

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