The PocketBook Basic 2, a New Reader from PocketBook


PocketBook Basic 2

New ebook readers are hard to come by in the United States that aren’t named Kindle, but in Europe there’s still a steady stream of new products being introduced each year.

PocketBook is one of the larger ereader makers, and they’ve just announced a new ebook reader to their lineup, the PocketBook Basic 2.

As the name implies, it is a second gen model of PocketBook’s trimmed-down ereader. This new model comes with a boost in memory and processing power, but being a basic model it sill lacks a touchscreen, frontlight, and audio support.

What the PocketBook Basic 2 does have is a 6-inch E Ink Pearl screen with 800 x 600 resolution, Wi-Fi for downloading ebooks, a 1GHz processor with 256 MB of RAM, 4GB internal memory, and it sports a microSD card slot for cards up to 32GB.

The reader comes in two color choices, white or black. It is expected to go on sale starting in February for €69.

PocketBook Basic 2

PocketBook Basic 2 Specs

Display

6” E Ink® Pearl, 800 x 600 pixels, 166 dpi

Screen material

glass

Touchscreen

none

Shades of gray

16

Processor

1 GHz

Operative memory

256 MB

Flash memory

4 GB (The actual available internal storage size may vary depending on the software configuration of your device)

Accumulator

Li-Ion, 3,7V, 1300 mAh, up to month without charging (Battery life and values mentioned above might vary depending on usage mode, connectivity and settings)

USB-interface

Micro USB

External memory slot

 MicroSD do 32GB

Formats of e-books

PDF, PDF (DRM), EPUB, EPUB(DRM), DJVU, FB2, FB2.ZIP, DOC, DOCX, RTF, PRC, TCR, TXT, CHM, HTM, HTML, MOBI, ACSM

Formats of images

JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF

Additional features

Calculator, Dictionary, Calendar&Clock, Chess, Klondike, Photo album, Sudoku, Scrible

Casing material

Plastic

Color

white, grey

Dimensions

174,4 х 114,6 х 8,3 mm

Weight

188 g

2 Responses to “The PocketBook Basic 2, a New Reader from PocketBook”

  1. Isn’t this effectively the same as a 1st generation Nook SimpleTouch that costs more? Sure, it has more memory, but I’ve never run out of memory on a Nook e-reader.