New Pocketbook Ultra eReader Shortly Available

May 21, 2014
New Pocketbook Ultra eReader Shortly Available

The Ultra is PocketBook’s latest eReader and their new flagship device. They are pitching this eReader as competition against the Kindle Paperwhite and Kobo Aura and it certainly has the specs to go up against these leading eReaders.

The six inch device features the new eInk Carta screen with a 1024 x 758 resolution and 212 dpi. It also includes a build-in LED front-light and page turn buttons on the back of the device, freeing up the entire front surface of the eReader.

Other specs include a 1GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory which is expandable by way of a micro SD slot. It also supports more than 20 popular text and image formats and contains a set of pre-installed  ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries.

One of the more interesting features of the Ultra is the inclusion of a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus located on the back of the device. With a built-in LED flash it should ensure good quality pictures. The pictures taken can be uploaded to a PC or used as a screensaver. The pocketbook also includes software that with the aid of the camera can read and recognize bar codes and QR codes as well as recognizing text and converting it into editable formats.

Finally it is also possible to listen to music with built-in MP3 support or listen to audiobooks.

The PocketBook will be available from July in the Ukraine and internationally shortly after and cost around $220.