Sovos 5-inch Color eBook Reader SVEBK5B

Savos Ereader

A new ereader has just been spotted for pre-order in the UK for £99, the Sovos SVEBK5B color ereader.

The Sovos ebook reader is one of several new multipurpose devices that uses an LCD screen instead of electronic paper. The benefits of these types of ereaders is that they can display color images and play videos, but have considerably worse battery life than tradition ereaders and aren’t easy to read in bright light.

This particular device appears similar to the DreamBook W95 eBook that we reported on earlier in the week. Like the DreamBook, it has a 5-inch TFT screen with a pixel resolution of 800 x 480. The battery will last about 30 hours for music and 7 hours for ebook reading.

The Sovos ebook reader supports ebooks with DRM (it doesn’t specify but it’s probably Adobe DRM) as well as the following ebook formats: PDF, TXT, HTML, FB2, and PDB. For images it supports JPG and BMP. Music: MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC and AAC formats. Video: MP4, MPEG2, and DivX.

The device measures 149mm x 104mm x 10.6mm. It has a built-in speaker and standard 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s 1GB of integral storage, an SD card slot, and a USB port for transferring files.

The Sovos ereader is available for pre-order from Amazon UK and for £99 with free shipping. The expected ship date is July 19th, 2010.

2 Responses to “Sovos 5-inch Color eBook Reader SVEBK5B”

  1. I bought one of these months ago and it does wot it says it the tin…especially good for watching video’s/films when your on the move..or even in your bed as it’s very lightweight.

  2. Am I the only person to notice this product is not compatible with the NTFS file system, Big failure as I use windows 7 and every time i Attach the E-Reader my computer locks up, on my wife’s Laptop I have no Problem (Windows XP), and for two months now i have waited for a suppory request from Savos….

    In my opinion, bad for modern computers and forget support options, there is not even a mention of the Windows Vista / Se7ev compatibility problems, and ignorance is Bliss if you own Savos.

    a very dissapointed user of Savos

    Gory J