Ectaco has introduced the world’s first color e-Ink technology in an eTextbook Tablet, called Jetbook Color. Jetbook Color e-reader designed for educational market (students and teachers) with features a specifically optimized user interface that allow teachers to managing their students. The company also confirmed if Ectaco Jetbook Color will be release on January 15th, 2012 with two colors option, black and white for cost at $499.95.
For hardware, the device boasts a 800MHz Freescale with ARM Cortex A8 CPU and 9.68 inch PVI EPD display with a resolution of 1600×1200 pixels and support Triton Color E Ink screen technology offering crisp and clear viewing experience. It’s also comes with plug-in GPS module, WiFI, Optional 3G module, a dynamic speaker system, weight at 19.5 oz (553 g) and 2350mAh Lithium-Polymer battery that provide for 10,000 page turns on a single charge or Standby time for 1 month. “Our E Ink Triton displays will enable the use of electrophoretic displays for publishing applications that require color charts, graphics and images such as textbooks and magazines,” said Sriram Peruvemba, Chief Marketing Officer at E Ink.
Physically, Jetbook Color eReader comes with sleek and durable design with front side is covered with an antibacterial layer of paint and a rubberized paint job on the back. It’s equipped with 4GB internal storage with support microSD card slot for expandable memory up to 32GB, mini USB slot and support multi range of text and image formats, including Adobe DRM 9.1, ePub, Mobi, PRC, RTF, TXT, PDF, FB2, djvu, JPG, Gif, PNG, and BMP.’
Other features on the Jetbook Color 9.7 inch eReader are a WEB-based Parent Console apps view all students’ class and homework, an ID card for the student displaying a schedule of classes, Reference materials for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Earth Science, “Overdrive” library access and Fully interactive SAT course. Ectaco Jetbook color also pre loaded with 50-state reading list, Talking Oxford Dictionaries narrated by professional linguists, Pictured dictionaries for 38 languages, Cross translator for 180 languages, Graphing and scientific calculators and much more.