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).
- 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.