PocketBook A 7 – Android based Multimedia Reader with Color Sensor Display

The Amazon Kindle Fire is an Amazing tablet all because of its marketing techniques and trust in the brand. A techie would prefer to go with another tablet if provided a choice between Amazon Kindle and its competitor.  Among the strong competitors is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, Mercury mTab 2, NOVO ELF TabletAinol Novo 7 with Ice Cream Sandwich, and recently launched tablets includes Argos tablet, Idolian IdolPad 7, Velocity Micro Cruz tablets, Coby tablet and the list is never ending with almost a dozen tablets. The bigger competitor of Google tablet which should come by the end of second quarter this year. A lot of tablets comes and goes but none of them are promising and have made any impact on the sale of Amazon Kindle Fire. Here comes another 7 inches tablet which is powered with Android OS and eyeing the competition with Amazon Kindle Fire, so let’s see how this tablets go with specifications and features.

PocketBook Android tabletPocketBook is purely competing with Kindle Fire as this is also an eReader cum Android tablet. It features a 7 inches capacitive touchscreen display (1024 x 600 pixels resolution) with the capabilities of eReader for reading ebooks. It will have 1 Ghz single core processor with Android version adopted is Gingerbread operating system. Coming to the internal storage capacity it can store a maximum of 4 GB inbuilt memory. It’s said that it will also include 2 mega pixel front camera and will not have a rear camera.

The PocketBook A7 Android tablet lacks the ability to install verified Google applications as it doesn’t provide access to Android Market instead install application using the APK Files to be downloaded manually by the users.

The price of PocketBook A7 is not yet mentioned as its just announced and we will hear more when the launch of the tablet is near. However looking at A7 as the competitor of Kindle Fire, and it has less features it should be priced below $ 200 and we guess something like $ 150 would be a right price of it.

Its powered with Lithium Polymer 3300 mAh battery which provides 10 hours of battery life to this tablet. It will provide USB interface using the Micro USB connectiivity and also include a micro SD card slot so that you can add up another 32 GB of maximum memory to this tablet. Along with that it will also include 3.5 mm audio speaker.

Coming to the eBook reading specificiations of this tablet, it will support the following ebook formats – EPUB (ADOBE DRM), PDF (ADOBE DRM), EPUB, PDF, FB2, TXT, DJVU, RTF, HTML, DOC, DOCX along with JPEG, BMP, PNG image format, MP3 and Wav audio playback format and AVI, MKV, MP4 video formats. This tablet comes with full scape Dolphin Browser with Flash support and supports popular instant messegers as well.

This tablet will weight approximately 410 grams and it will include the 47 ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries to hel pyou learn the foreign language words while you are reading. This allows you to read other languages eBooks too. To play around with office applications, its pre-installed with Office Suite Pro v.5 which is a software to create and amange edocuments and PDF files.

Lets wait and watch how PocketBook A7 Android tablet fairs in the market.

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  1. Amritanshu

    January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Insane ! why wud some1 buy this … its got a single core processor and on top of it , it does not let u install non-market andriod apps , wht a joke !

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