Tolino Vision Launches in Germany, Comes with E Ink Carta Screen

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The second ebook reader to use E Ink’s latest screen technology, called Carta, just launched in Germany this week.

The device is called the Tolino Vision, and is a follow-up to Tolino’s first ereader, the Tolino Shine. It will be officially released on April 5th for the price of 129 euros, and will sell from a number of German retailers.

Like the Kindle Paperwhite 2, the Tolino Vision has a 6-inch 1024 x 758 resolution E Ink Carta screen. Unlike the Kindle, the Tolino supports ePub format, in addition to PDF and TXT formats. And it runs Android, albeit a closed version of such (it will likely get hacked like the previous model, which can be run on Kobo ereaders, oddly enough).

Other pertinent specs for the Tolino Vision include a frontlight, capacitive touchscreen, WiFi, it has a 1GHz Freescale i.MX6 CPU, 512 MB of RAM, there’s 2GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot. Battery life is estimated at up to 7 weeks.

The Tolino Vision reminds me a lot of the Kobo Aura. It has a really thin tablet-like design and has a flush screen. It looks good, quite sleek. The overall measurements are very similar between the two devices too. The Tolino Vision is a little taller than the Kobo Aura at 163mm, but they are they exact same width and thickness (114 x 8.1mm). The Tolino Vision weighs 4 grams more at 178 grams.

Tolino Vision Video

Tolino Vision (German)

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4 Responses to “Tolino Vision Launches in Germany, Comes with E Ink Carta Screen”

  1. what a beautiful eReader! I wish they were sold in the USA

  2. The Tolino Shine software is very disappointing from many points of view, from its usability to serious rendering bugs.

    I hope the release of this new version will also coincide with the release of an improved firmware for the Tolino Shine.

  3. Not really impressed.
    I saw it in Thalia and the screen was darker than my Kindle PW2.The hardware in general is low quality,the plastic case has a weird feeling.
    Also I don’t really like the UI and the firmware is somewhat clunky.
    I really can’t see it competing with Kindle,Kobo,Cybook and Onyx with that quality.

  4. Are you tormenting me on purpose? Once again you’re thinking of the wrong device. It’s the Aura HD that’s thick and bulky.

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