Boox

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Boox
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BooxA60
ManufacturerOnyx International
TypeE-book reader
MediaePub, PDF, MOBI, HTML, TXT, DOC, DOCX, CHM, RTF
Operating systemLinux, Android
DisplayE Ink Pearl screen
ConnectivityUSB

Onyx Boox or BOOX is a brand of e-book reader produced by Onyx International Inc based in China. Like most e-book readers, the Boox uses electronic paper technology.

Devices[edit]

i63ML Newton[edit]

The Onyx Boox i63ML Newton (I63MLP_HD) device is the first eReader with access to Google Play.[1] It has a 1 GHz processor, 512Mb DDR and 8 Gb internal storage memory. Bulid on SoC Rockchip RK2906 and Android Gingerbread 2.3.1 (API level 9, NDK 5) GNU/Linux kernel 2.6.32.27. It has 6" E-Ink Carta display 1024x758 px (14:1 contrast) with Moonight backlight.

i62ML[edit]

Onyx Boox i62ML (Moon Light) (also called "Firefly", "Angel Glow" or "Aurora" depending on the country it is sold in) is a device with 800 MHz Cortex A8 CPU, 128Mb DDR, 4Gb internal memory, a 6-inch E Ink Pearl HD infrared touch screen, with 1024×758 resolution, 16 level grey scale and built in front-light technology called Moon Light.[2][3][4][5][6]

M92[edit]

Onyx Boox M92 is a device with a 9.7 inch E Ink Pearl screen with electromagnetic touch, 1200×825 resolution and 16 level grey scale. It supports the Hanvon stylus for touchscreen navigation and note taking. It was released in November 2011.

E43[edit]

An Android-based (2.3) smart phone and e-reader, the primary screen of which will be a 4.3 inch e-Ink display. The specs indicate it will be a tri-band device and will lack the 850 MHz band that is needed in the USA.

C65HD/C65ML[edit]

The Onyx BOOX C65 is an Android-based (2.3) device with a 6-inch E Ink HD EPD multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 1024x758 pixel resolution at 212 ppi and 16 grey levels. It comes in two versions, the C65HD "Storia" (burgundy) and the C65ML "AfterGlow" (graphite), the latter with a Modern Front-Light system. Specifications for the device include a 1 GHz Cortex A8 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB flash memory, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and a MicroSD card slot. Weight: 186 g (6.6 oz), Size: 170x117x8.7 mm (6.7x4.6x0.3 in).[7]

C67ML[edit]

The Onyx BOOX C67 is an Android-based (4.2) device with a 6-inch E Ink HD EPD multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 1024x758 pixel resolution at 212 ppi and 16 grey levels. It comes in two versions, the C67ML (no Google Play store support) and the C67ML "Afterglow 2". Specifications for the device include a 1 GHz Cortex-A9 dual core cpu, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB flash memory, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, and a MicroSD card slot. Weight: 186 g (6.6 oz), Size: 171x117x9 mm (6.7x4.6x0.3 in).[8]

T68[edit]

The Onyx BOOX T68 is an Android 4.0 based e-reader/tablet with 6.8 inch E Ink Pearl HD (1440 x 1080) screen. It runs on a 1Ghz Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processor. It comes with 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, audio jack, wifi, bluetooth, can use Google Play Books and the Amazon Kindle Store and has a text-to-speech capability when a bluetooth speaker is used.[9]

i86[edit]

The Onyx BOOX i86 is an Android 4.0 based e-reader with 8 inch E Ink Pearl 1600x1200, infrared touchscreen and runs on a 1Ghz Cortex A9 processor. It comes with 512MB RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, audio jack, wifi, bluetooth.[10]

Onyx Boox Max Carta[edit]

The Onyx BOOX Max Carta is an Android 4.0 based e-reader/tablet with 13.3 inch E Carta flexible display 2200x1650 screen.[11]

Onyx Boox Nova[edit]

Onyx Boox Nova is a 7.8inch ereader with edge-to-edge glass and a brand new design. Onyx plans to make 2 different versions, a waterproof one with microUSB port, and standard one with USB-C. It will hit the market on 2018.[12]

Onyx Boox Note Pro and Nova Pro[edit]

After collecting many customers' feedbacks, Onyx decided to introduce Onyx Boox Note Pro and Boox Nova Pro at CES 2019. The two new models are equipped with pen input via Wacom digitizer and a CTM (warm and cold) frontlight. Onyx Boox Nova Pro[13] will be released in late february while Onyx Boox Note Pro[14] will hit the market in april.

Release Dates[edit]

Date Model Number Operating System Screen Size Predecessor
2011
November M92 Linux 9.7" (825x1200) Pearl
December i62 Linux 6" (600x800) Pearl
2012
October i62ML
"Firefly",
"AngelGlow" or
"Aurora"
Linux 6" (758x1024) Pearl
2013
September C65
"Storia" or,
"AfterGlow"
Android 2.3 6" (758x1024) Pearl i62ML
2014
April i63ML Newton Android 2.3.1 6" (1024x758) Carta
June T68 Android 4.0 6.8" (1080x1440) Pearl
June E43 Android 2.3 4.3" (480x800) Mobius
July M96 Android 4.0 9.7" (825x1200) Pearl M92
November C67ML
"AfterGlow 2"
Android 4.2 6" (758x1024) Pearl
November i62A Android 2.3 6" (600x800) Pearl i62
2015
May i86 Android 4.0 8" (1200x1600) Pearl
2016
April N96 Android 4.04 9.7" (825x1200) Pearl M96
May Max Android 4.04 13.3" (1600x1200) Mobius
2017
April Max Carta Android 4.4 13.3" (2200x1650) Carta flexible screen Max
November Max 2 Android 6 13.3" (2200x1650) Carta flexible screen Max Carta
2018
January Note Android 6 10.3" (1872x1404) Carta flexible screen
est. 2018 canvas Android 6 9.7" (1200x825) Carta N96
est. H1.2018 Nova Android 6 7.8" (1872x1404) Carta

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Onyx Boox i63ML Newton with Android 2.3 and E-Ink Carta Display
  2. ^ "Boox I Series", Onyx, CN, archived from the original on November 30, 2013, retrieved December 1, 2013
  3. ^ Boox i62HD Angel Glow, EU: Onyx, archived from the original on December 3, 2013, retrieved December 1, 2013
  4. ^ Boox i62ML Aurora, RU: Onyx, retrieved December 1, 2013
  5. ^ "Review: The Onyx Boox Firefly Shows that There's More to an eReader Than Screen Tech and a Frontlight", The Digital Reader, December 31, 2012, retrieved December 1, 2013
  6. ^ "Обзор Onyx Boox i62ML Aurora: первая российская читалка с подсветкой", Hi-Tech, RU: Mail, November 14, 2012, retrieved December 1, 2013
  7. ^ BOOX C Series, archived from the original on 2014-03-01
  8. ^ BOOX C Series
  9. ^ Exclusive Onyx Boox T68 available soon
  10. ^ Onyx Taunts New 8-Inch eBook Reader
  11. ^ "ONYX BOOX MAX CARTA". ereader-store.de. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  12. ^ "Onyx BOOX Nova, ebook-reader da 8 pollici con un nuovo design - Notebook Italia". notebookitalia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  13. ^ "Onyx Boox Nova Pro dal vivo. Foto e video live - Notebook Italia". notebookitalia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  14. ^ "Onyx Boox Note Pro con E-Ink Carta da 10.3" frontlight. Dal vivo - Notebook Italia". notebookitalia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-02-02.

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