[CeBIT 2014] InkPhone: My e-reader wants to make a phone call

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Onyxphone e-inkI haven’t given in to e-readers but I understand the fascination. The only reason why I don’t have one is because I have an iPad and an iPhone. I use the Kindle app to read e-books so there really is a need for one.

If I have to though, I’d choose a Kindle or a Nook. Or maybe this InkPhone. You guessed it right: it’s an e-reader and mobile phone in-one. This is different from a YotaPhone because the InkPhone is really more of an e-book reader that can make calls. Over at the CeBIT event in Hannover, Germay, Onyx, a Polish company, is showing off the MIDIA InkPhone. It’s just a prototype but it looks promising complete with a 4.3-inch E-ink display, long battery life, and of course, the new call function.

Making the InkPhone a better alternative than the models in the market right now is the 1,800mAh battery that can promise you continuous uses for almost two weeks on just a single charge.

The OnyX MIDIA will use Rockchip CPU, 512MB RAM, and 4GB of built-in storage capacity. Don’t worry there’s a microSD card slot so you can add more memory up to 32GB. The InkPhone is expected to be released in Poland and Germany next month with a $195(€140) price tag.

< Source: Engadget >

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