Comparison of e-book readers

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An e-book reader is a portable electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading e-books and periodicals.

E-book readers are similar in form to a tablet computer, and usually refer to readers that use electronic paper, which means better readability of their screens especially in bright sunlight, and longer battery life. When disconnected from the web, an e-book reader's battery will last from weeks to months. A tablet computer typically has a faster screen capable of higher refresh rates which makes them more suitable for interaction.

Any device that can display text on a screen can act as an e-book reader, but without the advantages of the e-paper technology.

Commercially available devices sold by maker or designer[edit]

Notes:

  • Library DRM compatible – Can be used to borrow e-books from public libraries, e.g. the EPUB and/or PDF formats with digital-rights-management (DRM) are supported.
  • "microSDHC" is the most popular format for external memory cards. Devices which support a different card have that format listed.
  • Listed are only products for which either the product itself or its company is notable, as shown by having a Wikipedia article (without notability notice).

Electronic-paper displays[edit]

Maker Model Intro year Screen size (inch) Self-lit Screen type Weight Screen pixels Touch screen Button for Page-turn Wireless network Text-to-speech Folders Internal storage micro

SDHC

Web browser Library DRM compatible USB peripherals
Amazon.com Kindle Paperwhite (2013) 3G 2013 6 Yes eInk Pearl 215 g (7.6 oz) 758 × 1024 2-Point No Wi-Fi,

CDMA, GSM

No Yes 2 GB

(1.25 GB)

No Yes US only No
Amazon.com Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Wi-Fi 2013 6 Yes eInk Pearl 206 g (7.3 oz) 758 × 1024 2-Point No Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB

(1.25 GB)

No Yes US only No
Amazon.com Kindle  (4th generation) 2011 6 No eInk Pearl 170 g (6.0 oz) 600 × 800 No dedicated, both sides Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB

(1.25 GB)

No Yes US only Yes
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch 2011 6 No eInk Pearl 212 g (7.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Yes Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB Yes No Yes No
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight 2012 6 Yes eInk Pearl 212 g (7.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Yes Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB Yes No Yes No
Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 2013 6 Yes eInk Pearl 175 g (6.2 oz) 758 × 1024 Yes No Wi-Fi No Yes 4 GB

(2.5 GB usable) (512 MB for user content)

No No Yes No
Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight 2012 6 Yes eInk Pearl + HSIS 212 g (7.5 oz) 758 × 1024 Yes dedicated Wi-Fi (n) No Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes No
Bookeen Cybook Odyssey 2013 6 No eInk Pearl + HSIS 180 g (6.35 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Unknown Wi-Fi (n) No Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes No
Bookeen Cybook Orizon 2010 6 No SiPix 245 g (8.6 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Yes Wi-Fi (n),

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

No Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes No
Deutsche Telekom tolino shine 2013 6 Yes eInk Pearl 183 g (6.5 oz) 758 × 1024 Yes No Wi-Fi No Yes 4 GB (2 GB) Yes Yes Yes No
Deutsche Telekom tolino vision 2014 6 Yes eInk Carta 178 g 758 × 1024 Yes No Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes No
bq Movistar ebook 2011 6 No AUO + SiPix 244 g (8.6 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Unknown Wi-Fi Unknown Unknown 2 GB up to

16 GB

Yes Yes No
Various private labels Generic 6" touchscreen varies 6 No eInk 240 g (8.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Unknown Wi-Fi Yes* Yes 2 GB SDHC Yes Unknown No
Ectaco JetBook Color 2012 9.7 No Triton Color E Ink 662 g (23.4 oz) 1200 × 1600 Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes (unknown size) up to

32GB

No Yes, OPDS, Atom Yes
Elonex 621EB 2009 6 No eInk 180 g (6.3 oz) 600 × 800 No Unknown No No No 1 GB Yes No Yes No
Icarus Reader Icarus Excel 2012 9.7 No eInk Pearl 530 g (19 oz) 825 × 1200 No Unknown Wi-Fi Yes Unknown 4 GB Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Icarus Reader Icarus 8 2013 8 No ePaper 300 g (10.5 oz) 768 × 1024 No Unknown Wi-Fi Unknown Yes 4 GB Yes Unknown Yes Unknown
Icarus Reader Icarus Essence 2013 6 No ePaper 220 g (7.8 oz) 600 x 800 No Unknown Wi-Fi Unknown Yes 4 GB Yes Unknown Yes Unknown
Icarus Reader Icarus Sense G2 2011 6 No eInk 220 g (7.8 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Unknown Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB

(1.3 GB)

Yes Yes Yes Unknown
Iriver Iriver Story HD 2011 6 No eInk Pearl 207 g (7.3 oz) 768 × 1024 No Unknown Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB SDHC No Yes Yes
JinKe Hanlin V5 2009 5 No eInk 160 g (5.6 oz) 600 × 800 No Unknown No Yes Unknown 512 MB SDHC

16GB

No Unknown Unknown
Kobo Inc. Kobo Aura HD 2013 6.8 Yes eInk Pearl 240 g (8.5 oz) 1440 × 1080 Yes No Wi-Fi No shelves 4 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kobo Inc. Kobo Glo 2012 6 Yes eInk Pearl 185 g (6.5 oz) 758 × 1024 Yes No Wi-Fi No shelves 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kobo Inc. Kobo Mini 2012 5 No eInk Vizplex V110 134 g (4.7 oz) 600 × 800 Yes No Wi-Fi No shelves 2 GB No Yes Yes Yes
Kobo Inc. Kobo Touch 2011 6 No eInk Pearl 200 g (7.1 oz) 600 × 800 Yes No Wi-Fi No shelves 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kolporter eClicto 2007 6 No eInk 174 g (6.1 oz) 600 × 800 No Unknown No No Unknown 512 MB SD No Unknown Unknown
Onyx Inc. BOOX C65 Storia 2013 6 No eInk HD EPD 186 g (8.4 oz) 758x1024 Yes (Capacitive) No Wi-Fi Yes Yes 4 GB Yes Unknown No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX C65 AfterGlow 2013 6 Yes eInk HD EPD 186 g (8.4 oz) 758x1024 Yes (Capacitive) No Wi-Fi Yes Yes 4 GB Yes Unknown No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX M92/92S Black Pearl 2011 9.7 No eInk Pearl 520 g (18 oz) 825 × 1200 Stylus Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes 4GB Yes Yes No Yes
PocketBook PocketBook 360 Plus 2011 5 No eInk 150 g (5.3 oz) 600 × 800 No Unknown Wi-Fi Yes Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 912 2011 9.7 No eInk 565 g (20 oz) 825 × 1200 Yes Unknown Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Yes Yes 2 GB

(1.2 GB)

Yes Yes Yes Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Touch 2011 6 No eInk Pearl 195 g (6.9 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Unknown Wi-Fi (n), Bluetooth, UMTS + GPRS Yes Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Basic New 2012 6 No eInk 180 g (6.3 oz) 600 × 800 No Unknown ? ? Yes 2 GB up to

32gb

Yes Yes Unknown
Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T2 2012 6 No eInk Pearl 167 g (5.9 oz) 600 × 800 2-Point Yes Wi-Fi No collections 2 GB

(1.3 GB)

Yes Yes Yes Unknown
TrekStor Pyrus[1] 2012 6 No Digital Ink 216 g (7.6 oz) 600 × 800 No dedicated, both sides No No Yes 2 or 4 GB Yes No Unknown Unknown
TrekStor Pyrus 2 LED[2] 2013 6 No eInk Pearl 205 g (7.2 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Yes No No Yes 2 GB Yes No Unknown Unknown
TrekStor Pyrus maxi[3] 2013 8 No Digital Ink 309 g (10.9 oz) 1024 × 768 No dedicated, both sides No No Yes 4 GB Yes No Yes Unknown
TrekStor Pyrus mini[4] 2013 4.3 No Digital Ink 111 g (3.9 oz) 600 × 800 No dedicated No No Yes 2 GB Yes No Unknown Unknown
txtr beagle 2013 5 No eInk 128 g (4.5 oz) 600 x 800 No Unknown bluetooth needed to add books. No No 5 books, up to 4 GB No No Yes No
Wexler Flex ONE[5] 2012 6 No LG flex 110 g (3.9 oz) 768 x 1024 No Yes No No Unknown 8 GB No No Unknown Unknown
Maker Model Intro year Screen size

(inch)

Self-lit Screen type Weight Screen pixels Touch screen Button for Page-turn Wireless network Text-to-speech Folders Internal storage micro

SDHC

Web browser Library DRM compatible USB peripherals

Different kinds of screens[edit]

All electronic paper types offer lower power consumption and much better sunlight contrast than LCDs. Some offer backlights in low-light reading situations. With the backlight turned off, all have a similar appearance to "ink on paper" and readable in bright environments.

  • eInk: Although "eInk" is used casually to talk about all electronic paper displays, "eInk" was trademarked by the company Vizplex, which sells the majority of electronic paper displays. eInk is the name of their earliest model.
  • eInk Pearl: Vizplex's 2nd generation model, which has higher contrast and a greater number of different levels of gray than their earlier models.
  • SiPix: An early competitor to Vizplex, which had almost instantaneous page turns.
  • LG flex: Electronic paper that allows for a flexible screen. With these displays, you can bend the e-reader without damaging it and do things like fold it up to put in your pocket.

Private label hardware[edit]

Some common hardware is resold in different national markets under various brandnames. Below are the brandnames associated with the generics in the above table: generic 6" touchscreen (2010): bq Movistar, bq Avant, egriver Touch (India), postitivo Alfa (Brazil), e-vrit (Israel), Papyre 6.2 (Spain)

Discontinued Models[edit]

Maker Model Intro year End year Screen size (inch) Self-lit Screen type Weight Screen pixels Touch screen Wireless network Text-to-speech Folders Internal Storage Micro

SDHC

Web browser Library DRM compatible USB peripherals
Aluratek Libre Ebook Reader Pro 2009 2014 5 No ePaper 213 g (7.5 oz) 600 × 800 No No No Yes Unknown up to

32 GB

No Yes No
Amazon.com Kindle Paperwhite 3G 2012 2013 6 Yes eInk Pearl 221 g (7.8 oz) 758 × 1024 2-Point No Wi-Fi,

CDMA, GSM

No Yes 2 GB

(1.25 GB)

No Yes US only No
Amazon.com Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi 2012 2013 6 Yes eInk Pearl 213 g (7.5 oz) 758 × 1024 2-Point No Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB

(1.25 GB)

No Yes US only No
Amazon.com Kindle  (4th generation) 2011 2012 6 No eInk Pearl 170 g (6.0 oz) 600 × 800 No dedicated, both sides Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB

(1.25 GB)

No Yes US only Yes
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch 2011 2013 6 No eInk Pearl 212 g (7.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Yes Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB Yes No Yes No
Amazon.com Kindle Touch 3G 2011 2012 6 No eInk Pearl 220 g (7.8 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Wi-Fi,

CDMA, GSM

Yes Yes 4 GB

(3 GB)

No Yes US only No
Amazon.com Kindle Touch 2011 2012 6 No eInk Pearl 213 g (7.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes 4 GB

(3 GB)

No Yes US only No
Amazon.com Kindle 3 Wi-Fi 3G (Now Kindle Keyboard 3G) 2010 2011 6 No eInk Pearl 247 g (8.7 oz) 600 × 800 No Wi-Fi,

CDMA, GSM

Yes Yes 4 GB

(3 GB)

No Yes US only Yes
Amazon.com Kindle 3 Wi-Fi (Now Kindle Keyboard) 2010 2011 6 No eInk Pearl 241 g (8.5 oz) 600 × 800 No Wi-Fi Yes Yes 4 GB

(3 GB)

No Yes US only Yes
Amazon.com Kindle DX  1st gen white 2009 2011 9.7 No eInk 540 g (19 oz) 824 × 1200 No CDMA (USA), GSM Yes Yes 4 GB

(3.3 GB)

No limited US only No
Amazon.com Kindle DX  4th gen graphite 2010 2012 9.7 No eInk Pearl 535 g (18.9 oz) 824 × 1200 No HSDPA/GSM Yes Yes 4 GB

(3.3 GB)

No limited US only No
Amazon.com Kindle 2 2009 2010 6 No eInk 289 g (10.2 oz) 600 × 800 No CDMA (USA),

GSM (World)

Yes Yes 2 GB

(1.4 GB)

No limited US only No
Amazon.com Kindle 2007 2009 6 No eInk 289 g (10.2 oz) 600 × 800 No CDMA No No 256 MB

(180 MB)

SD limited US only No
Asus EEE Reader DR-900 2010 2010 9 No SiPix 440 g (16 oz) 768 × 1024 Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes 2 GB microSD Yes No Yes
Barnes & Noble Nook 2009 2011 6 No eInk 343 g (12.1 oz) 600 × 800 Bottom Wi-Fi UMTS(option) No (FW v1.5) 2 GB

(1.3 GB)

Yes Yes

(FW v1.3)

Yes No
Bookeen Cybook Gen3 2007 ? 6 No eInk 174 g (6.1 oz) 600 × 800 No Yes No Yes 16 MB, 512MB, 1 GB SD No Yes No
Bookeen Cybook Opus 2009 ? 5 No eInk 150 g (5.3 oz) 600 × 800 No No No Yes 1 GB Yes No Yes No
EnTourage EnTourage eDGe 2010 2011 9.7 No eInk & LCD 1,400 g (49 oz) 825 × 1200 Yes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Yes

(Pico TTS)

Yes 3 GB

(10% for apps)

SD

32GB

Yes Yes Yes
EnTourage Pocket eDGe 2010 2011 6 No eInk & LCD 700 g (25 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Yes

(Pico TTS)

Yes 3 GB micro

SD

Yes Yes Unknown
Fnac FnacBook 2010 2011 6 No eInk 240 g (8.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Wi-Fi GPRS, Edge, HSDPA Yes Unknown 2 GB micro

SD

Yes Yes Unknown
Foxit Software eSlick 2009 2010 6 No eInk 180 g (6.3 oz) 600 × 800 No No No No 512 MB SDHC No Unknown Unknown
Icarus Reader Icarus Reader Go 2010 ? 6 No eInk 178 g (6.3 oz) 600 × 800 No Wi-Fi, UMTS (option) No (FW v1.5) 2 GB

(1.3 GB)

micro

SD

No Yes Unknown
Icarus Reader Icarus Pocket 2012 ? 6 No eInk Pearl 214 g (7.7 oz) 800 × 600 No Wi-Fi Unknown Yes 4 GB SDHC

32GB

Unknown Yes Unknown
Icarus Reader Icarus Reader Sense 2010 ? 6 No SiPix 240 g (8.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB

(1.3 GB)

micro

SD

Yes Yes Unknown
iRex Technologies Digital Reader 800 2010 2010 8.1 No eInk 360 g (13 oz) 768 × 1024 Yes No Unknown Yes 128 MB SDHC No Yes Unknown
iRex Technologies Digital Reader 1000 2008 2010 10.2 No eInk 700 g (25 oz) 1024 × 1280 Stylus No No Yes No SD No Yes Yes
iRex Technologies iLiad 2006 2010 8.1 No eInk 480 g (17 oz) 768 × 1024 Yes Wi-Fi No Yes 64 MB SD,

CF

No Yes Unknown
Iriver Story 2009 2011 6 No eInk 233 g (8.2 oz) 600 × 800 No No Unknown Unknown 2 GB SDHC Unknown Yes Unknown
JinKe Hanlin V3 2007 2008 6 No eInk Unknown 600 × 800 No No No Yes 384 MB SDHC No Yes No
JinKe Hanlin V2 2006 2007 6 No eInk Unknown 600 × 800 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Kobo Inc. Kobo eReader Wireless N647 2010 2011 6 No eInk 221 g (7.8 oz) 600 × 800 No Wi-Fi No Unknown 1 GB SD

4GB

No Yes Unknown
Kobo Inc. Kobo eReader N416 2010 2011 6 No eInk 221 g (7.8 oz) 600 × 800 No Bluetooth No Unknown 1 GB SD Yes Yes Unknown
Kogan Technologies Kogan eBook Reader 2010 ? 6 No eInk 228 g (8.0 oz) 600 × 800 No No No Yes 2 GB SDHC No Unknown Unknown
Kyobo Inc. Kyobo E-reader Mirasol 2011 2012 5.7 No Mirasol 294 g (10.4 oz) 768 × 1024 Yes Wi-Fi Yes Unknown Unknown GB SDHC Yes Unknown Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX A60/62 2009 2012 6 No eink 298g 600 x 800 Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes 512MB SDHC Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX X60/60S 2010 2011 6 No eInk 298 g (10.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes 512MB SDHC Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX M90/M90S 2010 2011 9.7 No eInk Pearl 275 g (9.7 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes 2 GB SDHC Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX i62 Touch Espresso 2011 2013 6 No eInk Pearl 238 g (8.4 oz) 600x800 Yes (IR) Wi-Fi Yes Yes 4 GB Yes Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX i62ML HD Angel Glow 2012 2013 6 Yes eInk HD 238 g (8.4 oz) 758 × 1024 Yes (IR) Wi-Fi Yes Yes 4 GB Yes Yes No Yes
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 603 2010 ? 6 No eInk 280 g (9.9 oz) 600 × 800 Stylus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, UMTS + GPRS Yes Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 602 2010 ? 6 No eInk 250 g (8.8 oz) 600 × 800 No Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Yes Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 903 2010 2011 9.7 No eInk 581 g (20.5 oz) 825 × 1200 Stylus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, UMTS + GPRS Yes Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 902 2010 2011 9.7 No eInk 530 g (19 oz) 825 × 1200 No Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Yes Yes 2 GB Yes Yes Yes Unknown
Samsung Papyrus 2009 2010 5 No eInk 184 g (6.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes No Yes Unknown 512M No Unknown Yes Unknown
Samsung E6 2010 2011 6 No eInk 315 g (11.1 oz) 600 × 800 Stylus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Yes Yes 2 GB

(1.4 GB)

micro

SD

limited Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300SC 2011 ? 5 No eInk Vizplex 220 g (7.8 oz) 600 × 800 No No No Unknown 512 MB

(350 MB)

No No Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 2010 2011 5 No eInk Pearl 155 g (5.5 oz) 600 × 800 Yes No No collections 2 GB

(1.4 GB)

No No Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650 2010 2011 6 No eInk 215 g (7.6 oz) 600 × 800 Yes No No collections 2 GB

(1.4 GB)

SDHC,

MSPro DUO

No Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900 2009 2011 7.1 No eInk 283 g (10.0 oz) 600 × 1024 Yes No No Unknown 2 GB SDHC,

MSPro DUO

Unknown Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 2009 2010 6 No eInk 286 g (10.1 oz) 600 × 800 Yes No No Unknown 512 MB (380 MB) SDHC,

MSPro Duo

No Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 2009 2010 5 No eInk 220 g (7.8 oz) 600 × 800 No No No Unknown 512 MB

(480 MB)

No No Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader PRS-700 2008 2009 6 No eInk 283 g (10.0 oz) 600 × 800 Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown 512 MB SDHC Unknown Yes Unknown
Sony Reader PRS-505 2008 2009 6 No eInk 250 g (8.8 oz) 600 × 800 No No No Unknown 256 MB,

(192 MB)

SD, MS No Yes Unknown
Sony Sony Reader PRS-500 2006 2008 6 No eInk 250 g (8.8 oz) 600 × 800 No No No No 92 MB SD No Yes Unknown
Sony Reader PRS-T1 2011 2012 6 No eInk Pearl 168 g (5.9 oz) 600 × 800 Yes (IR) Wi-Fi No Yes 2 GB

(1.3 GB)

Micro

SD

Yes Yes Unknown
Maker Model Intro year End year Screen size (inch) Self-lit Screen type Weight Screen pixels Touch screen Wireless network Text-to-speech Folders micro

SDHC

Card reader slot Web browser Library DRM compatible USB peripherals

Non-electronic-paper displays[edit]

Maker Model Intro year Screen size (inch) Screen type Weight Screen pixels Screen shades Hours reading[a] Operating system Touch screen[b] Wireless network Text-to-speech Integrated dictionary Directory organization Internal storage Card reader slot Replaceable battery Web browser Library DRM compatible USB peripherals
Aluratek Libre Touch eBook Reader 2011 7 LCD 199 g (7.0 oz) 480 × 800 ? 8 Android 1.5 Yes Yes, Wi-Fi No No ? 4 GB microSD No Yes Yes No
Aluratek Libre Air eBook Reader 2011 5 LCD 170 g (6.0 oz) 480 × 640 16 grey scale 20 Linux + X11 No Yes, Wi-Fi No No ? 512 MB microSD No No Yes No
Aluratek Libre Color eBook Reader 2010 7 LCD 245 g (8.6 oz) 480 × 800 ? 24 MicroC/OS-II No No No No ? 2 GB SD No No Yes No
Aluratek Libre Pro eBook Reader 2009 5 LCD 190 g (6.7 oz) 480 × 640 16 grey scale 24 Linux + X11 No No No No ? 256 MB SD No No Yes No
Amazon.com Kindle Fire 2011 7 LCD(IPS)[6] 413 g (14.6 oz) 600 × 1024 24-bit color 8 Android 2.3 Yes Wi-Fi No[c] Yes ? 8 GB
(6 GB)
No No Yes Yes (US only) No
Apple Inc. iPad (4th generation) 2012 9.7 LCD(IPS)[7] 652 g (23.0 oz), 662 g (23.4 oz) 2048 × 1536 24-bit? color 10 iOS Yes Wi-Fi, 3G Yes iBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5 Yes 16-64 GB SD via camera connection kit No Yes ? Yes
Apple Inc. iPad (3rd generation) 2012 9.7 LCD(IPS)[7] 652 g (23.0 oz), 662 g (23.4 oz) 2048 × 1536 24-bit? color 10 iOS Yes Wi-Fi, 3G Yes iBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5 Yes 16-64 GB SD via camera connection kit No Yes ? Yes
Apple Inc. iPad 2 2011 9.7 LCD(IPS)[8] 613 g (21.6 oz) 768 × 1024 24-bit? color 10 iOS Yes Wi-Fi, 3G Yes iBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5 Yes 16-64 GB SD via camera connection kit No Yes ? Yes
Apple Inc. iPad 2010 9.7 LCD 601 g (21.2 oz) 768 × 1024 24-bit? color 9 iOS Yes Wi-Fi Yes iBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5 Yes 16-64 GB SD via Camera Connection Kit No Yes ? Yes
Barnes & Noble Nook Color 2010 7 LCD 450 g (16 oz) 600 × 1024 16M 8 Android 2.2 Yes Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n for B&N Kids Books Yes Yes 2 GB, 1 GB available microSDHC No Yes Yes ?
Ectaco jetBook 2008 5 LCD 212 g (7.5 oz) 480 × 640 16 20 Linux No No No Yes Yes 112 MB SDHC No No Yes No
Elonex 705EB 2010 7 LCD 190 g (6.7 oz) 480 × 800 256? 8 ? No No ? No ? 4 GB microSDHC ? No ? No
Notion Ink Adam[9] 2011 10.1 Pixel Qi 725 g (25.6 oz) 600 × 1024 ? 15 Android Yes Wi-Fi, 3G Yes ? ? 1GB DDR2 RAM
1GB SLC
microSD Yes Yes ? ?
PocketBook PocketBook IQ 701 2010 7 LCD 516 g (18.2 oz) 600 × 800 262K color 8 Android 2.0 Yes Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes 2 GB SDHC Yes Yes Yes No
TrekStor eBook Reader 3.0 2011 7 LCD 275 g (9.7 oz) 800 × 480 ? 8 MicroC/OS-II No No No No Yes 2 GB microSDHC No No Yes No
Zzbook eReader HD[10] 2010 7 TFT-LCD 300 g (11 oz) 800 × 480 16 8 Linux No No ? ? ? 2 GB microSD ? ? ? ?
Maker Model Intro year Screen size (inch) Screen type Weight Screen pixels Screen shades Hours reading[a] Operating system Touch screen[b] Wireless network Text-to-speech Integrated dictionary Directory organization Internal storage Card reader slot Replaceable battery Web browser Library DRM compatible USB peripherals


File format support[edit]

See Comparison of e-book formats for details on the file formats.

The most notable formats are:

  • .epub is a free and open e-book standard used by most e-book readers.
  • .azw is Amazon’s proprietary e-book file format for the Kindle.
Maker Model Number E-Books Images Audio/Video
.azw .cbr .cbz .chm .djvu .doc .docx .epub .fb2 .html .lit .mobi .opf .pdb .pdf .pdg .rtf .tcr .tr3 .txt .bmp .gif .jpg .png .tiff .avi .flv .m4v .mov .mp3 .mpeg1/2/4 .wmv
Aluratek Liber Touch 9 No No No No No No Unknown Yes Partial (non-DRM only) No No No No No Yes No Partial (non-DRM only) No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Partial (non-DRM only) Partial (non-DRM only) Partial (non-DRM only) Partial (non-DRM only) Yes Partial (non-DRM only) No
Aluratek Libre Air 11 No No No No No No Unknown Yes Partial (non-DRM only Yes No Partial (non-DRM only) No No Yes No Partial (non-DRM only) No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown No No No No Yes No No
Aluratek Libre Color eBook Reader 10 No No No No No No Unknown Yes Partial (non-DRM only) Yes No No No No Yes No Partial (non-DRM only) No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Partial (non-DRM only) Partial (non-DRM only) Partial (non-DRM only) Partial (non-DRM only) Yes Partial (non-DRM only) Partial (non-DRM only)
Aluratek Libre Pro 8 No No No No No No Unknown Yes Partial (non-DRM only) No No Partial (non-DRM only) No No Yes No No No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes No Unknown No No No No Yes No No
Amazon.com Kindle 3 Wi-Fi & 3G 12+ Yes Unknown Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown No No Yes No Partial (no DRM) No No Yes No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Amazon.com Kindle DX 12 Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown No No Yes No Partial (no DRM) No No Yes No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Amazon.com Kindle 2 12 Yes Unknown No Unknown No Unknown Unknown No No Yes No Partial (no DRM) No No Yes No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Unknown No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Amazon.com Kindle Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown No No Yes No Partial (no DRM) No No No No Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Asus Eee Reader DR900 Unknown No No Yes No No No Unknown Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble Nook Color 15+ No Unknown Unknown No No Yes Unknown Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Barnes & Noble Nook 4 No Unknown Unknown No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch 8 No Unknown Unknown No No No No Yes No Unknown No No No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Bookeen Cybook Orizon 8 No Unknown Unknown No No No Unknown Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Bookeen Cybook Opus 6 No Unknown Unknown No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Bookeen Cybook Gen3 7 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
bq Movistar ebook bq 14 No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No
Condor Technology eGriver IDEO 18 No Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Condor Technology Associates eGriver Touch 8 No Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
EBS Technology Agebook+6 12 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Ectaco JetBook Color Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Elonex Elonex ebook Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Endless ideas BeBook&One (Hanlin V3 clone) 23 No Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Endless ideas BeBook&Mini (Hanlin V5 clone) 23 No Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Foxit&Corp. eSlick Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Hanvon WISEreader N516 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown No Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Hanvon WISEreader N518 19 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown No Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Hanvon WISEreader N520 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown No Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Hanvon WISEreader N526 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown No Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Interead COOL-ER Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
iPapyrus Inc. iPapyrus 6 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
iRex Technologies Digital Reader 800 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
iRex Technologies Digital Reader 1000 9 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
iRex Technologies iLiad Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Iriver Story Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Yes No Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Iriver IRiver Story HD 15 No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Unknown No Yes Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
italica GmbH Paperback 1.0 6 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
JinKe Hanlin V2 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
JinKe Hanlin V3 19 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
JinKe Hanlin V5 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Kobo eReader 3 No Unknown Unknown No No No Unknown Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Kobo eReader WiFi 9 No Yes Yes No No No Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Kobo eReader Touch 14 No Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes No Partial (raw markup) No No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Kogan Technologies Kogan eBook Reader 16 No Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Kolporter eClicto Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Newsmy e6210 Unknown No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No No
Onyx Inc. Boox&A60/60S 22 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial (no DRM) No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. Boox X60/60S 22 No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial (no DRM) No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No No
Onyx Inc. Boox M90/90S 22 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial (no DRM) No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. Boox M92/92s 22 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial (no DRM) No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX I62 22 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial (no DRM) No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX I62HD 22 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial (no DRM) No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
Onyx Inc. BOOX I62ML 22 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Partial (no DRM) No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
PocketBook PocketBook 360 Plus 18 No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Unknown Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 602 18 No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Unknown Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 603 18 No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Unknown Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 902 18 No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Unknown Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
PocketBook PocketBook Pro 903 18 No Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Unknown Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Samsung Papyrus 3 No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
Samsung E6 Unknown No Unknown Unknown No No Yes Unknown Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Sony Librié Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown No Unknown No No No No No No No No No Unknown Unknown Yes No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 6 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Yes Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown
Sony Reader PRS-500 9 No Unknown Unknown No No No Unknown Yes No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Sony Reader PRS-505 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes No No Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 12 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No No No No No No Yes No Yes Unknown No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Sony Reader PRS-700 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Sony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900 11 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Spring Design Alex eReader 5 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Stereo International Enterprise Co, Ltd (Taiwan) ES600 8 No Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
TrekStor eBook Reader 3.0 8 No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No Partial (only from FileMgr No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No
Velocity Micro Cruz Reader 14+ No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T103 14+ No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet T301 14+ Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Wolder Electronics Boox-S 14 No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Yes No Partial (no DRM) Unknown No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
Maker Model Number E-books Images Audio/Video
.azw .cbr .cbz .chm .djvu .doc .docx .epub .fb2 .html .lit .mobi .opf .pdb .pdf .pdg .rtf .tcr .tr3 .txt .bmp .gif .jpg .png .tiff .avi .flv .m4v .mov .mp3 .mpeg1/2/4 .wmv


This list is missing many of the 1st and 2nd generation e-reader devices from the 1990s to 2005.

This list can be expanded by adding Unicode support information for e-readers. Such information is very difficult to find right now.

Changes[edit]

Rebranded devices[edit]

  • Hanlin V3BeBook (EU): BeBook, Koobe (HU), Astak EZ Reader (US), Lbook (UA) Papyre (Spain)
  • Netronix EB001 → Astak Mentor EZ Reader, Cybook Gen3 (200 MHz version)
  • Netronix EB600 → Cool-er, eClicto, Elonex eBook, eSlick, Astaka Mentor EZ Reader, Cybook Gen3 (400 MHz version),
  • Condor eGriver touch → Medion OYO, Prestigio PER5062B, Icarus Sense, Pandigital Novel 6" Personal eReader, Qisda QD060B00
  • TrekStor eBook Reader 3.0 → Prestigio Nobile PER3172B


Other mobile text viewers[edit]

A Symbian OS smartphone used as an e-book reader

Some portable multimedia players and smartphones include a text viewer, e.g. several Cowon players, including the Cowon D2 and the iAUDIO U3 and Mobipocket Reader for Symbian OS and Windows Mobile mobile phones and devices. Adobe Reader mobile also turns Windows Mobile devices (for example, Samsung Omnia) into e-book viewers. Apple's iPad, iPhone,[11] and iPod Touch are acquiring status as e-book readers through a variety of e-reader apps. WordPlayer, FBReader, Aldiko or Mantano Reader turn Android phones into e-book readers. The BlackBerry PlayBook has a number of excellent e-book applications. Palm OS based devices and smartphones are also usable for reading books. Palm OS supports PalmDoc, iSilo, Mobipocket reader, PDF, HTML conversion, text format, Handstory, TealDoc among many other software titles, and word processing.

Some mobile devices support word processing. Some fully functional tablet notebooks (with screens that turn 180 degrees and lie with the back to the keyboard) and subnotebooks are used as e-book readers.

See also[edit]

Table notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b battery life, usually requires Wifi/3G to be turned off
  2. ^ a b Touch screen: "Yes" - finger touchable; "Stylus" - touchable with stylus only; "No" - no touch screen
  3. ^ Android 2.3 has built-in TTS that can be used by certain apps. However, the Kindle app is not one of them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus 2 LED on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  3. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus maxi on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  4. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus mini on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Wexler Flex ONE on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  6. ^ "Kindle Fire - Full Color 7" Multi-Touch Display with Wi-Fi - More than a Tablet". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  7. ^ a b "iPad 2 Technical Specifications". Apple. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  8. ^ "iPad 2 Technical Specifications". Apple. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  9. ^ "Tech Specs". NotionInk.com. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  10. ^ "eReader HD". zzbook.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  11. ^ Stone, Brad (2010-06-21). "Amazon and Barnes & Noble Cut E-Reader Prices". The New York Times. 

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