New PocketBook A10 Android 2.3 Tablet (Video)

Pocketbook A10

PocketBook showed off a new 10″ Android tablet at IFA that is getting set to be released in October/November. It is PocketBook’s second Android device, the first was the PocketBook IQ that was released about the same time last year.

The PocketBook A10 runs Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) and even comes with Android Market access. PocketBook opted to go with a 4:3 screen ratio so that it is more suited for reading ebooks, PDFs, and digital magazines.

The A10 is a nice-looking tablet with its unique airplane wing inspired design. It is thicker on one edge and tapers down. Plus it has extra hardware buttons for turning pages with PocketBook’s built-in ereading program.

Good thing it has looks because when it comes to specs, the PocketBook A10 doesn’t really have anything that stands out.

PocketBook A10 Specs and Features

  • Screen: 10″ capacitive TFT, 1024 x 768, 262,000 colors
  • Processor: 1 GHz TI OMAP 3621
  • Android 2.3.4 (won’t be updated to Honeycomb)
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 512MB memory
  • MicroSD card slot, cards up to 32GB
  • Micro USB port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in speakers, microphone
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, optional 3G
  • Front-facing 2MP camera
  • Battery: 6600mAh, 6.5 hours (guy in the video says 8 to 8.5 hours)
  • Text-to-speech
  • ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries
  • 500 free classic ebook pre-installed
  • Video: AVI, MKV, MP4
  • Audio: MP3, WAV
  • Images: JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
  • Dimensions: 207 x 244 x 15 mm
  • Weight: 670 grams

The PocketBook A10 should be hitting shelves in Europe in October or early November, with a price tag of about €299. The company is expected to release a 3G model as well for about €100 more. The A10 will likely be coming to the US and Canada too, probably for about $299.

PocketBook A10 at IFA

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5 Responses to “New PocketBook A10 Android 2.3 Tablet (Video)”

  1. Way to expensive for what it’s offering.

  2. If that device provides a kick-ass pdf reading experience with those buttons providing a nice page-turning or zooming experience, it might be worth it.

    Otherwise, I am considering the Arnova G2 10″ which hasn’t been released in the U.S., but looks like will be priced in the $220 range.

    My HP Touchpad would be fine for it if I can port Android on it someday. The Adobe app is lacking in many features that I was accustomed to with EZ-PDF. The damn Adobe app doesn’t even remember the last page I was on when I exited. That is unacceptable!!!!!!!!!

  3. student from eastern high school, Kentucky, US January 17, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    well from what I know about this device, Eastern High School is suppose to be the first school in North America with this version of PocketBook. Students will be testing this as education purposes to see how having all of your textbooks work out on this device.

  4. Sounds like an interesting experiment. Let us know how it works out. I’ll try to dig up some more info on it.