Onyx Boox’s Android driven eInk smartphone has just gone on sale. Using the same type of ePaper as the Kindle or Kobo’s Aura, it offers a battery life much longer than your average smartphone with the additional benefit of being able to be read in direct sunlight.
The MIDIA InkPhone uses Mobius ePaper technology which was co-developed by eInk and Sony and was designed to give you superior resolution and be as lightweight as possible.
The phone has a 4.3 inch screen, 800 x 600 resolution and uses a capacitive touchscreen. It is powered by a Mediatek MT6515M Cortex A9 1.0 GHZ processor, 512 MB RAM, and 512 MB of storage space.It also has an SD Card.
The InkPhone supports a wide range of file formats for easy downloading of books: ePub, PDF, TXT, HTML, Mobi, DJVU, FB2, RTF, CHM, doc (MS Word) + docx, ppt (Powerpoint) + pptx, xls (Excel) + xlsx, ZIP, MP3, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF.
The phone itself weighs just 120g and you get around two weeks of constant use via the 1800mAh battery.
The Phone went on sale today and is available on the main ONYX Website for €149.