Digital book reader company PocketBook is launching a new water-resistant model with a 6 inch E Ink display. The PocketBook 640 has a Pearl E Ink touchscreen display and it’s expected sell for around $200 or less.
The device is also known as the PocketBook Aqua thanks to its case which is dustproof and water-resistant. The PocketBook Aqua is designed to let you read in the bath or on the beach without worrying that a stray splash of water will ruin your reading experience.
PocketBook’s new eReader has 4GB of storage, 256MB of RAM, and a 1 GHz processor, and weighs about 6 ounces. It supports WiFi, and includes support for Dropbox and a service that lets you transfer books to your device using email.
What you don’t get is a high-res screen like that found on the latest Amazon Kindle Paperwhite or any sort of front or side-light.
The PocketBook Aqua is expected to sell for about $194 in Russia and about $151 in Europe.