Pixelar has two new ebook readers available for pre-order, called MReaders. There’s a 6-inch version and a 9-inch model. Both come with WiFi and have SiPix touchscreens.
SiPix is an alternative to the more widely used E Ink screens. Both utilize the same type of electrophoretic technology, but use different methods to achieve the end result.
The 9-inch MReader is shown in the picture to the left, the 6-inch model is pictured below (click them for full size). There’s also a third MReader with an E Ink display that doesn’t have a touchscreen. Check this earlier post for more about it.
Both new MReaders support the following formats: Adobe DRM, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, CHM, FB2, RTF, TCR, PDB, HTM, PRC, HTML, DJVU, IW44, IW4, DJV, JPG, BMP, TIF, GIF, and PNG.
The 9-inch Pixelar MReader has a pixel resolution of 1024 x 768 and supports 16 levels of greyscale. It comes with 2GB of internal memory, supports SD cards up to 32GB, has a headphone jack, runs a Samsung S3C2416 400MHz processor, and has a 2400mAh battery that lasts up to 10000 page turns.
The 9-inch MReader weighs 524 grams and measures 250mm x 170mm x 12mm. It comes with an AC charger, earphones, and a carrying case.
The 6-inch MReader has a pixel resolution of 800 x 600 and supports 16 levels of greyscale. It comes with 2GB of internal memory, supports microSD cards, has a headphone jack, runs a Samsung S3C2416 400MHz processor, and has a 1700mAh battery that lasts up to 10000 page turns.
The 6-inch MReader weighs 224 grams and measures 185mm x 122.5mm x 9.5mm. It comes with an AC charger, earphones, and a carrying case.
Both MReaders are available for pre-order from the Pixelar MReader website. The 6-inch model is expected to ship on October 4th and sells for £219. The 9-inch models ships in November and sells for £269; it comes with free worldwide postage on pre-orders.