PocketBook 360 Plus shown running Doom II
PocketBook gave its own PocketBook 360 Plus e-book reader the unofficial litmus test of a simple device by having it run the id Software shooter Doom II. The Plus is an upgraded version of the PocketBook 360 offered by Dulin's. Its version of the game was in turn based on open-source project PrBoom from id Software's original code and given a direct port to prove it could run properly, if basically, on the grayscale e-paper hardware.
PocketBook mirasol e-reader due mid-2011
PocketBook today inadvertently confirmed that it's developing an e-reader based on Qualcomm's mirasol display technology. In a since-retracted update, the company said it would show the hardware at the CES expo in January. Specifications aren't official, but Digital Reader was told by a source that a prototype was using a 12 frames per second screen, slightly slower than the 15FPS Electronista has seen, and that the display has a raw cost about 50 percent higher than for regular e-paper.
PocketBook intros tablet and e-readers before IFA
Germany's PocketBook wrapped up its week by launching multiple slates ahead of the IFA tech expo. The PocketBook IQ is targeted at the newly emerging crossover between tablets and reading and carries Android 2.0 along with a seven-inch touch LCD. Along with Android apps, it should have access to PocketBook's own Bookland store and will hop online through Wi-Fi, with Bluetooth an option for extras.