September 30, 2014

DELYCA's Digital Reader to Debut Next Month

It looks like Android-based mobile internet devices (MIDs) and ebook readers are going to proliferate the market this year.  We received an email this morning from a company called Delyca who informed us of an ebook reader that they were going to be releasing next month.    Called the S600k, it reminds us of the Amazon Kindle with its 6″ screen and full QWERTY on the bottom.

Much like other ebook readers, the s600k will hold around 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents.  The speakers (and Android) allow for music playing in the background while reading.   The email we received states  the 3G chip will give users the ability to download books right from the S600K, anytime, anywhere.  There’s no mention of any carrier partnership or subsidy.  We reached out to Delyca to get some more details on pricing and country availability.  As soon as we hear anything, we’ll be sure to pass it along to our readers. Our contact at Delyca says the units will sell for around $249.00 which is about what we’d expect.

Here’s a list of specs we gathered and cleaned up for you guys:

  • Codename: Delyca S600K
  • Dimensions: 126 x 195 x 12 millimetres
  • Mass: 200 grams (battery included)
  • Embedded+Operating-System: Android 1.6
  • Supported File Types: TXT, HTML,EPUB, Adobe PDF, Office DOC
  • Picture: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIF
  • Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA
  • Preloaded Applications: Reader, Notepad, Music player, Dictionary
  • CPU: 624 MHz ARM10
  • Memory: 256 MB DDR, 256 MB NAND
  • Display: 6-inch 800 x 600, 16-level gray scale
  • Audio: Microphone, Stereo Speakers
  • Audio Output: 3.5mm
  • Primary-Keyboard:  QWERTY-type keyboard
  • Directional Pad: 5 -way,HOME,MENU,BACK,PRE_PAGE,NAXT PAGE
  • Expandable Memory: microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash (removable)
  • USB: 1.1 client, 12Mbit/s
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 (optional)
  • Wireless/LAN: IEEE 802.11b/g/n WIiFi (optional)
  • Battery Capacity: 950 mAh (removable)

We poked around the Delyca website and found two other products with Android embedded in them.  Be sure to check out their miniCOON SERIES-S and miniCOON SERIES-F tablets.

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