E-reader company PocketBook has announced and released the InkPad Color, a 7.8-inch device that uses E-Ink’s latest color technology. The pocket book tells way to This is the first device to have a new Kaleido panel available in the United States and Europe.
According to the company, the new version of Kaleido has a different color filter pattern that offers better color and color saturation than the previous Kaleido, which is a pretty new technology in itself. PocketBook also says that the software has improved the screen refresh rate.
The springs of the new Kaleido panel are the same as the previous generation, with 300-dpi resolution for monochrome materials and 100 dpi when displaying colors. Due to its large body size, the overall screen resolution has been increased to 1404 x 1872. The inkpad color weighs 225 grams and is 8mm thick, so it should still be quite portable.
A few months ago, I reviewed PocketBook Color, which was one of the first Kaleido e-readers on the market anywhere in the world. I was generally impressed with the screen technology, but found the 6-inch panel to be too small for practical use, such as magazines and comic books. A larger, better display can make the Inkpad Color more useful tool – hopefully we’ll see for ourselves soon.
The Inkpad Color is already available on Newegg and Amazon at 32 9329.