PocketBook International S.A. introduces a new compact multimedia reader PocketBook A 7’’

January 19, 2012

PocketBook International S.A. introduces a new compact multimedia reader PocketBook A 7’’ with 7’’ TFT multi sensor display. 

PocketBook A 7’’ is a device for those who spend most of the time on the move and need constant access to information and unlimited Internet communication: in blogs and social networks, by e-mail, conference calls and video chats.

Compact design, Android 2.3.7, powerful processor and a 7’’ color sensor display ensure the most comfortable conditions of watching video, viewing pictures and reading.

Preinstalled multimedia applications and Android Market will easily turn the use of this device into a bright and fascinating game in a world of colorful interactive entertainments.

Due to its compact size and ergonomic shape PocketBook A 7’’ will surely become a true companion in both business life and leisure. A stylish, innovative design of this model will definitely single you out among other users of the devices of the kind.

PocketBook A 7’’ in brief:

Dimensions

207 х 131 х 14 mm

Display

7 TFT, 1024х600, 262000 colors, 16:9

Color

White

Accumulator

Li-Polymer 3,7 V (3300 mAh)

Processor

TI3621 (1 GHz)

RAM

512 МB

Flash memory

4 GB (memory size available for users ― 2 GB)

USB-interface

Micro USB (12 МB/s)

External memory slot

Micro SD up to 32 GB

Audio Out

3.5 mm, audio speaker 1 х 0.5 W

E-book formats

 

EPUB (ADOBE DRM), PDF (ADOBE DRM), EPUB, PDF, FB2, TXT, DJVU, RTF, HTML, DOC, DOCX

Image formats

JPEG, BMP, PNG

Audio formats

MP3, WAV

Video formats

AVI, MKV, MP4

Weight

410 g

G-sensor/Accelerometer

+

Front end camera

2 Mpx

Touch screen

Capacitive, multi sensor

Wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi

Additional functions

Text-to-Speech, Internet browser, email client, audio player, video player, gallery, contacts and calendar with synchronization, search

Casing material

Plastic

 

In the box:

– PocketBook A 7’’

– Warranty coupon

– USB cable

 

– Quick Start Guide in 12 languages

– Charging device

– Packaging

 

Design and construction


PocketBook A 7’’ is a mobile device specially designed for everyday use in various conditions. It features compactness and ergonomics. The shape of the casing is developed for easy use with one hand and a perfect fit of the device in your palm both in horizontal and vertical position. 

The original design of PocketBook A 7’’ is realized by PocketBook developers and is inimitable among the devices of the similar type. 

Casing is made of quality white plastic with a nice elegant gloss. The back panel is made of dark plastic with a special soft touch coverage which feels like rubber. In comparison with common plastic, soft touch coverage has exceptional scratch resistance and allows you to hold the device firmly in your hands. 

Besides, the casing is strengthened by an aluminium-magnesium stiffening rib which is durable, plastic and corrosion resistant. This alloy is also highly vibration resistant. 

PocketBook A 7’’ weighs 410 grams. Device dimensions are 207 х 131 х 14 mm – less than a standard A5 sheet of paper.

Control keys and sockets placement is guided by the major task – comfort use of the device. A neat black edging around the display allows holding the device firmly while working with it without touching display active zone with fingers.

The control keys are placed at the bottom part of the front panel. They are comfortably grouped in one line and backlit. The paging keys are placed separately underlining PocketBook A 7’’ reading profile. These keys also perform volume level regulation. It is comfortable to use these keys both in horizontal and vertical orientation. A microphone is also mounted on the front panel to the left of the control keys.

The front panel is also equipped with a frontal 2 Mpx camera enabling video telephony and conferences. It is placed on the lower right part of a display edging. With device positioned horizontally the camera shows on top of the display in a convenient spot for shooting. A 0.5 W built-in speaker is on the back panel of PocketBook A 7’’.

At PocketBook A 7’’ right panel you can find a power button and a 3.5 mm headphone out socket.

At PocketBook A 7’’ left panel you can find a Micro USB slot to connect with other devices and to charge the battery and a Micro SD slot for cards up to 32 Gb.

Display

7-inch color multi sensor display with resolution of 1024x600 pixels and 262,000 color shades rendering allows enjoying the images and video in full on PocketBook A 7’’. Multi sensor display with high sensitivity makes access to and use of applications fast, effective and fruitful.

16:9 form factor of display enables watching wide-frame video more comfortably.

It is easy to read with PocketBook A 7’’ owing to optimal combination of fonts and background color. Based on the special research data, their best shades were defined to provide the best reading experience at TFT display.

The built-in accelerometer allows changing display orientation depending on device position at 90°, 180° and 270°.

Control

PocketBook A 7’’ control panel is easy to deal with for the most comfortable reading. Apart from usual buttons such as Home, Menu, Back and Search, two special paging buttons make it different from the standard panels of Android based devices. All the buttons are softly backlit.

Productivity

PocketBook A 7’’ is based at TI ОМАР 3621 processor (1GHz). It creates the productive environment which is necessary for multifunctional applications to work effectively. Additionally, 512 MB RAM contribute to high performance.

With PocketBook A 7’’ you can simultaneously watch video, surf the Internet and read books.

Operation system

PocketBook A 7’’ is based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. Besides, PocketBook unique know-hows were implemented in this model, such as original widgets, a video player (PocketPlayer) and a file manager.

Connectivity

Internet connection in PocketBook A 7’’ is being realized via Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n)

Memory

There are 4 GB of built-in memory and a SD slot supporting memory cards up to 32 Gb available in PocketBook A 7’’.

Power supply

The lithium-polymer built-in accumulator capacity is 3300 mAh.
When translating this figure into the device usage time, we get:
•    6.5 hours of work in the mixed full load regime (active Wi-Fi, web surfing, reading, listening to audio, watching video);
•    6 hours of non-stop video playback.

Functionality

Like all PocketBook devices, PocketBook A 7’’ supports all the e-book formats. The device supports 11 text formats: PDF (ADOBE DRM), EPUB (ADOBE DRM), PDF, EPUB, FB2, TXT, DJVU, RTF, HTML, DOC, DOCX, four graphic formats - JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, three video formats - AVI, MKV, MP4 and two audio formats - MP3, WAV.

The device supports Text-to-Speech converter which can read a book to you in 4 languages of 27 available for download at the PocketBook International S.A. site.

47 pre-installed ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries will help to define the meaning of foreign words while reading.

Each PocketBook A 7’’ has a pre-installed collection of 100 books in a number of European languages: Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

The device is equipped with a full-scale mobile web browser Dolphin Browser HD with Flash support, email client with POP3/SMPT/IMAP/Exchange protocols support, popular Internet messenger IM+ and a number of web services such as Android Market that allows downloading games and other applications.

To work with office applications PocketBook A 7’’ has a pre-installed Office Suite Pro v.5 – a package of software used to create and manage e-documents and view PDF files. For e-books reading one can use a pre-installed CoolReader application. Students and teachers will find helpful a HomeWork application for scheduling and home tasks management.

About PocketBook International S.A.

PocketBook International S.A. is one of the world leading producers of multifunctional electronic devices for reading. By today, over 250,000 PocketBook e-readers have been sold in over 24 countries of the world. PocketBook is the best-selling e-reader in CIS countries and in one of the five bestsellers in the Western Europe. The company offers multifunctional e-readers all over Europe, Asia, USA and CIS countries.