New Boyue T63 JDRead eReader has 300 ppi and Android 4.2


Boyue T63 JDRead

A new version of the Boyue T63 ebook reader has become available for pre-order from Banggood.com, a Chinese wholesale website that sells brands of ereaders that are hard to come by in the U.S. and other countries.

This model is called the Boyue T63 JDRead.

The pre-order price is currently listed at $145 USD, and it’s expected to arrive on October 31st.

It looks exactly like the InkBook Obsidian that I reviewed last December. The only difference appears to be the screen has been upgraded to 300 ppi.

Otherwise the software and the other specs appear to be the same. It runs Android 4.2.2 and can install apps. There’s 8GB internal storage space and it has a microSD card slot for cards up to 32GB.

The usual features are included too like WiFi and an adjustable frontlight.

The most distinguishing thing about the T63 is the combination of the flush glass screen and the page buttons on each side of the screen. The only downside is the buttons often don’t work with 3rd-party apps.

Boyue T63 JDRead Specs

  • 6-inch E Ink Carta display.
  • 1448 x 1072 pixel resolution (300 ppi).
  • Capacitive touchscreen (2-point).
  • Frontlight.
  • Android 4.2.2 operating system.
  • Processor: RK3026, Dual Core, 1.0GHZ.
  • 8GB storage space (~5.5 GB available).
  • 512MB RAM.
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
  • MicroSD card slot for cards up to 32GB.
  • Micro USB port.
  • 2800mAh lithium battery.
  • Dimensions: 118 x 159.5 x 8 mm.
  • Weight: 190 grams.
  • Price: $145.99 from Banggood.com.

7 Responses to “New Boyue T63 JDRead eReader has 300 ppi and Android 4.2”

  1. I would recommend caution in relying on assurances of multi-language capabilities of this model. Although I have seen this claim made by a few retailers, Boyue themselves have stated that this model is Chinese-only having been customised for JD’s Chinese language online ebook store: “Now all our 300 DPI T63 model is only customized with online shop. So this means the System is locked and can not support multi-language .”

  2. I had the T61D for the last year, fought it every step of the way. Used it for the last time 4 weeks ago, took me an hour and 45 minutes to make a shuttle reservation. It was a test of wills, I won, but did I… Really. It functioned as an OK reader but was hopeless as a tablet. Sure, it eventually worked, but who has an hour to check FB. I’m much happier with my Kobo One and a tablet, a real tablet.

  3. The Inkbook has been rock-solid for me and it was a bargain at under $100. For 50% more, though, I’m not sure this device would be worth it.

    FWIW, what I don’t like about the Inkbook is its Android startup to get to the reader. The Inkbook has two default readers and both are pretty terrible. I easily installed a much better one but it’s a multi-step process to start it once the device shuts down.

    The Inkbook’s startup is not *that* terrible, though, and the features of this device — storage and much better reader software — still make it a better alternative to Kindle. Not to a Kobo H2o, though and had I gotten an H2o originally instead of the string of the Voyage (which soon broke) PaperWhite 3 and Inkbook, I could’ve avoided all those inferior purchases.

    I had such a terrible time ordering the Kobo though (Kobo lost my order to the States) that I probably wouldn’t have the Kobo at all had it not been for someone who brought it back from Canada for me. EBay? I’ve had very bad experiences with them. Amazon? Their price for an H2o was ridiculous.

    Moral of the story? Hey Kobo, get an American distributor. Until then, if you’re an American looking for an ereader, plan to visit Canada.

  4. Yeah, I bought my Kobo Touch in Vancouver, B.C. Just loved it for a while, until I tried to read PDFs on it and found it very annoying and useless. It handled my epubs beautifully, however, and was more elegant than the Nook Touch, which, incidentally, has a very usable PDF reader.

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