TrekStor to Unveil Pyrus E-ink eReader in Germany
In the United States, Amazon and Barnes & Noble seem to have taken over the e-reader niche with the release of the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet. The situation, however, is different in Europe, where Trekstor revealed a new e-reader called the Trekstor Pyrus during the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany.
The Trekstor Pyrus features a Pearl E-ink screen measuring 6 inches. Its display resolution is 600 x 800 pixels. The e-reader is equipped with a 4 GB storage capacity and an SD card slot for expansion purposes. For its internal storage, alone, however, up to 4,0000 books are expected to fit. There is also a USB port available. Among the file formats that it recognizes are TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2,EPUB, PDF, and PDB. It supports a long list of languages, including German. The device, however, does not offer a touchscreen or WiFi connectivity.
Physically, its device sports a classic black plastic design, with page turn buttons on the left and right side below the screen as well as other buttons.
Its price date and launch date are as yet unknown. It is likely, though, that the device will be less pricey than Amazon’s Kindle, which is available for 99 euros in Germany. The reason is because the device offers much lower technical specifications than the popular Kindle.