Comparison of e-book readers

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An e-book reader is a portable electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading e-books and periodicals.

E-book readers are similar in form to a tablet computer, and usually refer to readers that use electronic paper, which means better readability of their screens especially in bright sunlight, and longer battery life. When disconnected from the web, an e-book reader's battery will last from weeks to months. A tablet computer typically has a faster screen capable of higher refresh rates which makes them more suitable for interaction.

Any device that can display text on a screen can act as an e-book reader, but without the advantages of the e-paper technology.

Commercially available devices sold by maker or designer[edit]

Notes:

Electronic-paper displays[edit]

MakerModelIntro yearScreen size (inch)Self-litScreen typeWeightScreen pixelsTouch screenButton for Page-turnWireless networkText-to-speechFoldersInternal storagemicro

SDHC

Web browserLibrary DRM compatibleUSB peripherals
AluratekLibre Ebook Reader Pro20095NoePaper213 g (7.5 oz)600 × 800NoUnknownNoNoUnknownUnknownup to

32 GB

NoYesNo
Amazon.comKindle Paperwhite 3G20126YeseInk Pearl221 g (7.8 oz)758 × 10242-PointUnknownWi-Fi,

CDMA, GSM

NoYes2 GB

(1.25 GB)

NoYesUS onlyNo
Amazon.comKindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi20126YeseInk Pearl213 g (7.5 oz)758 × 10242-PointUnknownWi-FiNoYes2 GB

(1.25 GB)

NoYesUS onlyNo
Amazon.comKindle  (4th generation)20116NoeInk Pearl170 g (6.0 oz)600 × 800Nodedicated, both sidesWi-FiNoYes2 GB

(1.25 GB)

NoYesUS onlyYes
Barnes & NobleNook Simple Touch20116NoeInk Pearl212 g (7.5 oz)600 × 800YesYesWi-FiNoYes2 GBYesNoYesNo
Barnes & NobleNook Simple Touch with GlowLight20126YeseInk Pearl212 g (7.5 oz)600 × 800YesYesWi-FiNoYes2 GBYesNoYesNo
Barnes & NobleNook GlowLight20136YeseInk Pearl175 g (6.2 oz)758 × 1024YesNoWi-FiNoYes4 GB

(2.5 GB usable) (512 MB for user content)

NoNoYesNo
BookeenCybook Odyssey HD FrontLight20126YeseInk Pearl + HSIS212 g (7.5 oz)758 × 1024YesdedicatedWi-Fi (n)NoYes2 GBYesYesYesNo
BookeenCybook Odyssey20136NoeInk Pearl + HSIS180 g (6.35 oz)600 × 800YesUnknownWi-Fi (n)NoYes2 GBYesYesYesNo
BookeenCybook Orizon20106NoSiPix245 g (8.6 oz)600 × 800YesUnknownWi-Fi (n),

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

NoYes2 GBYesYesYesNo
Deutsche Telekomtolino shine20136YeseInk Pearl183 g (6.5 oz)758 × 1024YesNoWi-FiNoYes4 GB (2 GB)YesYesYesNo
bqMovistar ebook20116NoAUO + SiPix244 g (8.6 oz)600 × 800YesUnknownWi-FiUnknownUnknown2 GBup to

16 GB

YesYesNo
Various private labelsGeneric 6" touchscreenvaries6NoeInk240 g (8.5 oz)600 × 800YesUnknownWi-FiYes*Yes2 GBSDHCYesUnknownNo
EctacoJetBook Color20129.7NoTriton Color E Ink662 g (23.4 oz)1200 × 1600YesUnknownYesYesYesYes (unknown size)up to

32GB

NoYes, OPDS, AtomYes
Elonex621EB20096NoeInk180 g (6.3 oz)600 × 800NoUnknownNoNoNo1 GBYesNoYesNo
Icarus ReaderIcarus Excel20129.7NoeInk Pearl530 g (19 oz)825 × 1200NoUnknownWi-FiYesUnknown4 GBYesYesUnknownUnknown
Icarus ReaderIcarus 820138NoePaper300 g (10.5 oz)768 × 1024NoUnknownWi-FiUnknownYes4 GBYesUnknownYesUnknown
Icarus ReaderIcarus Essence20136NoePaper220 g (7.8 oz)600 x 800NoUnknownWi-FiUnknownYes4 GBYesUnknownYesUnknown
Icarus ReaderIcarus Sense G220116NoeInk220 g (7.8 oz)600 × 800YesUnknownWi-FiNoYes2 GB

(1.3 GB)

YesYesYesUnknown
IriverIriver Story HD20116NoeInk Pearl207 g (7.3 oz)768 × 1024NoUnknownWi-FiNoYes2 GBSDHCNoYesYes
JinKeHanlin V520095NoeInk160 g (5.6 oz)600 × 800NoUnknownNoYesUnknown512 MBSDHC

16GB

NoUnknownUnknown
Kobo Inc.Kobo Aura HD20136.8YeseInk Pearl240 g (8.5 oz)1440 × 1080YesNoWi-FiNoshelves4 GBYesYesYesYes
Kobo Inc.Kobo Glo20126YeseInk Pearl185 g (6.5 oz)758 × 1024YesNoWi-FiNoshelves2 GBYesYesYesYes
Kobo Inc.Kobo Mini20125NoeInk Vizplex V110134 g (4.7 oz)600 × 800YesNoWi-FiNoshelves2 GBNoYesYesYes
Kobo Inc.Kobo Touch20116NoeInk Pearl200 g (7.1 oz)600 × 800YesNoWi-FiNoshelves2 GBYesYesYesYes
KolportereClicto20076NoeInk174 g (6.1 oz)600 × 800NoUnknownNoNoUnknown512 MBSDNoUnknownUnknown
Onyx Inc.BOOX i6220116NoeInk pearl238g600x800YesUnknownWi-FiYesYes4 GBTFYesNoYes
Onyx Inc.BOOX i62ML20126YeseInk HD238 g (8.4 oz)758 × 1024Yes (IR)UnknownWi-FiYesYes4 GBTFYesNoYes
Onyx Inc.Boox M92/92S20119.7NoeInk Pearl520 g (18 oz)825 × 1200StylusYesWi-FiYesYes4GBSDHCYesNoYes
PocketBookPocketBook 360 Plus20115NoeInk150 g (5.3 oz)600 × 800NoUnknownWi-FiYesYes2 GBYesYesYesUnknown
PocketBookPocketBook Pro 91220119.7NoeInk565 g (20 oz)825 × 1200YesUnknownWi-Fi, BluetoothYesYes2 GB

(1.2 GB)

YesYesYesUnknown
PocketBookPocketBook Touch20116NoeInk Pearl195 g (6.9 oz)600 × 800YesUnknownWi-Fi (n), Bluetooth, UMTS + GPRSYesYes2 GBYesYesYesUnknown
PocketBookPocketBook Basic New20126NoeInk180 g (6.3 oz)600 × 800NoUnknown??Yes2 GBup to

32gb

YesYesUnknown
SonyReader Wi-Fi PRS-T220126NoeInk Pearl167 g (5.9 oz)600 × 8002-PointYesWi-FiNocollections2 GB

(1.3 GB)

YesYesYesUnknown
TrekStorPyrus[1]20126NoDigital Ink216 g (7.6 oz)600 × 800Nodedicated, both sidesNoNoYes2 or 4 GBYesNoUnknownUnknown
TrekStorPyrus 2 LED[2]20136NoeInk Pearl205 g (7.2 oz)600 × 800YesYesNoNoYes2 GBYesNoUnknownUnknown
TrekStorPyrus maxi[3]20138NoDigital Ink309 g (10.9 oz)1024 × 768Nodedicated, both sidesNoNoYes4 GBYesNoUnknownUnknown
TrekStorPyrus mini[4]20134.3NoDigital Ink111 g (3.9 oz)600 × 800NodedicatedNoNoYes2 GBYesNoUnknownUnknown
txtrbeagle20135NoeInk128 g (4.5 oz)600 x 800NoUnknownbluetooth needed to add books.NoNo5 books, up to 4 GBNoNoYesNo
WexlerFlex ONE[5]20126NoLG flex110 g (3.9 oz)768 x 1024NoYesNoNoUnknown8 GBNoNoUnknownUnknown
MakerModelIntro yearScreen size

(inch)

Self-litScreen typeWeightScreen pixelsTouch screenButton for Page-turnWireless networkText-to-speechFoldersInternal storagemicro

SDHC

Web browserLibrary DRM compatibleUSB peripherals

Different kinds of screens[edit]

All electronic paper types offer lower power consumption and much better sunlight contrast than LCDs. Some offer backlights in low-light reading situations. With the backlight turned off, all have a similar appearance to "ink on paper" and readable in bright environments.

Private label hardware[edit]

Some common hardware is resold in different national markets under various brandnames. Below are the brandnames associated with the generics in the above table: generic 6" touchscreen (2010): bq Movistar, bq Avant, egriver Touch (India), postitivo Alfa (Brazil), e-vrit (Israel), Papyre 6.2 (Spain)

Discontinued Models[edit]

MakerModelIntro yearEnd yearScreen size (inch)Self-litScreen typeWeightScreen pixelsTouch screenWireless networkText-to-speechFoldersInternal StorageMicro

SDHC

Web browserLibrary DRM compatibleUSB peripherals
Amazon.comKindle Touch 3G201120126NoeInk Pearl220 g (7.8 oz)600 × 800YesWi-Fi,

CDMA, GSM

YesYes4 GB

(3 GB)

NoYesUS onlyNo
Amazon.comKindle Touch201120126NoeInk Pearl213 g (7.5 oz)600 × 800YesWi-FiYesYes4 GB

(3 GB)

NoYesUS onlyNo
Amazon.comKindle 3 Wi-Fi 3G (Now Kindle Keyboard 3G)201020116NoeInk Pearl247 g (8.7 oz)600 × 800NoWi-Fi,

CDMA, GSM

YesYes4 GB

(3 GB)

NoYesUS onlyYes
Amazon.comKindle 3 Wi-Fi (Now Kindle Keyboard)201020116NoeInk Pearl241 g (8.5 oz)600 × 800NoWi-FiYesYes4 GB

(3 GB)

NoYesUS onlyYes
Amazon.comKindle DX  1st gen white200920119.7NoeInk540 g (19 oz)824 × 1200NoCDMA (USA), GSMYesYes4 GB

(3.3 GB)

NolimitedUS onlyNo
Amazon.comKindle DX  4th gen graphite201020129.7NoeInk Pearl535 g (18.9 oz)824 × 1200NoHSDPA/GSMYesYes4 GB

(3.3 GB)

NolimitedUS onlyNo
Amazon.comKindle 2200920106NoeInk289 g (10.2 oz)600 × 800NoCDMA (USA),

GSM (World)

YesYes2 GB

(1.4 GB)

NolimitedUS onlyNo
Amazon.comKindle200720096NoeInk289 g (10.2 oz)600 × 800NoCDMANoNo256 MB

(180 MB)

SDlimitedUS onlyNo
AsusEEE Reader DR-900201020109NoSiPix440 g (16 oz)768 × 1024YesWi-FiYesYes2 GBmicroSDYesNoYes
Barnes & Noblestyle="background:#ff9090; color:black; vertical-align: middle; text-align: center; " class="table-no" | Nook200920116NoeInk343 g (12.1 oz)600 × 800BottomWi-Fi UMTS(option)No(FW v1.5)2 GB

(1.3 GB)

YesYes

(FW v1.3)

YesNo
BookeenCybook Gen32007?6NoeInk174 g (6.1 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoYes16 MB, 512MB, 1 GBSDNoYesNo
BookeenCybook Opus2009?5NoeInk150 g (5.3 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoYes1 GBYesNoYesNo
EnTourageEnTourage eDGe201020119.7NoeInk & LCD1,400 g (49 oz)825 × 1200YesWi-Fi, BluetoothYes

(Pico TTS)

Yes3 GB

(10% for apps)

SD

32GB

YesYesYes
EnTouragePocket eDGe201020116NoeInk & LCD700 g (25 oz)600 × 800YesWi-Fi, BluetoothYes

(Pico TTS)

Yes3 GBmicro

SD

YesYesUnknown
FnacFnacBook201020116NoeInk240 g (8.5 oz)600 × 800YesWi-Fi GPRS, Edge, HSDPAYesUnknown2 GBmicro

SD

YesYesUnknown
Foxit SoftwareeSlick200920106NoeInk180 g (6.3 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoNo512 MBSDHCNoUnknownUnknown
Icarus ReaderIcarus Reader Go2010?6NoeInk178 g (6.3 oz)600 × 800NoWi-Fi, UMTS (option)No(FW v1.5)2 GB

(1.3 GB)

micro

SD

NoYesUnknown
Icarus ReaderIcarus Pocket2012?6NoeInk Pearl214 g (7.7 oz)800 × 600NoWi-FiUnknownYes4 GBSDHC

32GB

UnknownYesUnknown
Icarus ReaderIcarus Reader Sense2010?6NoSiPix240 g (8.5 oz)600 × 800YesWi-FiNoYes2 GB

(1.3 GB)

micro

SD

YesYesUnknown
iRex TechnologiesDigital Reader 800201020108.1NoeInk360 g (13 oz)768 × 1024YesNoUnknownYes128 MBSDHCNoYesUnknown
iRex TechnologiesDigital Reader 10002008201010.2NoeInk700 g (25 oz)1024 × 1280StylusNoNoYesNoSDNoYesYes
iRex TechnologiesiLiad200620108.1NoeInk480 g (17 oz)768 × 1024YesWi-FiNoYes64 MBSD,

CF

NoYesUnknown
IriverStory200920116NoeInk233 g (8.2 oz)600 × 800NoNoUnknownUnknown2 GBSDHCUnknownYesUnknown
JinKeHanlin V3200720086NoeInkUnknown600 × 800NoNoNoYes384 MBSDHCNoYesNo
JinKeHanlin V2200620076NoeInkUnknown600 × 800UnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
Kobo Inc.Kobo eReader Wireless N647201020116NoeInk221 g (7.8 oz)600 × 800NoWi-FiNoUnknown1 GBSD

4GB

NoYesUnknown
Kobo Inc.Kobo eReader N416201020116NoeInk221 g (7.8 oz)600 × 800NoBluetoothNoUnknown1 GBSDYesYesUnknown
NologiesKogan eBook Reader2010?6NoeInk228 g (8.0 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoYes2 GBSDHCNoUnknownUnknown
Kyobo Inc.Kyobo E-reader Mirasol201120125.7NoMirasol294 g (10.4 oz)768 × 1024YesWi-FiYesUnknownUnknown GBSDHCYesUnknownYes
Onyx Inc.BOOX A60/62200920126Noeink298g600 x 800YesWi-FiYesYes512MBSDHCYesNoYes
Onyx Inc.Boox X60/60S201020116NoeInk298 g (10.5 oz)600 × 800YesWi-FiYesYes512MBSDHCYesNoYes
Onyx Inc.BOOX M90/M90S201020119.7NoeInk Pearl275 g (9.7 oz)600 × 800YesWi-FiYesYes2 GBSDHCYesNoYes
Onyx Inc.Boox i62HD201220136YeseInk HD238 g (8.4 oz)758 × 1024Yes (IR)Wi-FiYesYes4 GBTFYesNoYes
PocketBookPocketBook Pro 6032010?6NoeInk280 g (9.9 oz)600 × 800StylusWi-Fi, Bluetooth, UMTS + GPRSYesYes2 GBYesYesYesUnknown
PocketBookPocketBook Pro 6022010?6NoeInk250 g (8.8 oz)600 × 800NoWi-Fi, BluetoothYesYes2 GBYesYesYesUnknown
PocketBookPocketBook Pro 903201020119.7NoeInk581 g (20.5 oz)825 × 1200StylusWi-Fi, Bluetooth, UMTS + GPRSYesYes2 GBYesYesYesUnknown
PocketBookPocketBook Pro 902201020119.7NoeInk530 g (19 oz)825 × 1200NoWi-Fi, BluetoothYesYes2 GBYesYesYesUnknown
SamsungPapyrus200920105NoeInk184 g (6.5 oz)600 × 800YesNoYesUnknown512MNoUnknownYesUnknown
SamsungE6201020116NoeInk315 g (11.1 oz)600 × 800StylusWi-Fi, BluetoothYesYes2 GB

(1.4 GB)

micro

SD

limitedYesUnknown
SonySony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300SC2011?5NoeInk Vizplex220 g (7.8 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoUnknown512 MB

(350 MB)

NoNoYesUnknown
SonySony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350201020115NoeInk Pearl155 g (5.5 oz)600 × 800YesNoNocollections2 GB

(1.4 GB)

NoNoYesUnknown
SonySony Reader Touch Edition PRS-650201020116NoeInk215 g (7.6 oz)600 × 800YesNoNocollections2 GB

(1.4 GB)

SDHC,

MSPro DUO

NoYesUnknown
SonySony Reader Daily Edition PRS-900200920117.1NoeInk283 g (10.0 oz)600 × 1024YesNoNoUnknown2 GBSDHC,

MSPro DUO

UnknownYesUnknown
SonySony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600200920106NoeInk286 g (10.1 oz)600 × 800YesNoNoUnknown512 MB (380 MB)SDHC,

MSPro Duo

NoYesUnknown
SonySony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300200920105NoeInk220 g (7.8 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoUnknown512 MB

(480 MB)

NoNoYesUnknown
SonySony Reader PRS-700200820096UnknowneInk283 g (10.0 oz)600 × 800YesUnknownUnknownUnknown512 MBSDHCUnknownYesUnknown
SonyReader PRS-505200820096NoeInk250 g (8.8 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoUnknown256 MB,

(192 MB)

SD, MSNoYesUnknown
SonySony Reader PRS-500200620086NoeInk250 g (8.8 oz)600 × 800NoNoNoNo92 MBSDNoYesUnknown
SonyReader PRS-T1201120126NoeInk Pearl168 g (5.9 oz)600 × 800Yes (IR)Wi-FiNoYes2 GB

(1.3 GB)

Micro

SD

YesYesUnknown
MakerModelIntro yearEnd yearScreen size (inch)Self-litScreen typeWeightScreen pixelsTouch screenWireless networkText-to-speechFoldersmicro

SDHC

Card reader slotWeb browserLibrary DRM compatibleUSB peripherals

Non-electronic-paper displays[edit]

MakerModelIntro yearScreen size (inch)Screen typeWeightScreen pixelsScreen shadesHours reading[a]Operating systemTouch screen[b]Wireless networkText-to-speechIntegrated dictionaryDirectory organizationInternal storageCard reader slotReplaceable batteryWeb browserLibrary DRM compatibleUSB peripherals
AluratekLibre Touch eBook Reader20117LCD199 g (7.0 oz)480 × 800?8Android 1.5YesYes, Wi-FiNoNo?4 GBmicroSDNoYesYesNo
AluratekLibre Air eBook Reader20115LCD170 g (6.0 oz)480 × 64016 grey scale20Linux + X11NoYes, Wi-FiNoNo?512 MBmicroSDNoNoYesNo
AluratekLibre Color eBook Reader20107LCD245 g (8.6 oz)480 × 800?24MicroC/OS-IINoNoNoNo?2 GBSDNoNoYesNo
AluratekLibre Pro eBook Reader20095LCD190 g (6.7 oz)480 × 64016 grey scale24Linux + X11NoNoNoNo?256 MBSDNoNoYesNo
Amazon.comKindle Fire20117LCD(IPS)[6]413 g (14.6 oz)600 × 102424-bit color8Android 2.3YesWi-FiNo[c]Yes?8 GB
(6 GB)
NoNoYesYes (US only)No
Apple Inc.iPad (4th generation)20129.7LCD(IPS)[7]652 g (23.0 oz), 662 g (23.4 oz)2048 × 153624-bit? color10iOSYesWi-Fi, 3GYesiBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5Yes16-64 GBSD via camera connection kitNoYes?Yes
Apple Inc.iPad (3rd generation)20129.7LCD(IPS)[7]652 g (23.0 oz), 662 g (23.4 oz)2048 × 153624-bit? color10iOSYesWi-Fi, 3GYesiBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5Yes16-64 GBSD via camera connection kitNoYes?Yes
Apple Inc.iPad 220119.7LCD(IPS)[8]613 g (21.6 oz)768 × 102424-bit? color10iOSYesWi-Fi, 3GYesiBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5Yes16-64 GBSD via camera connection kitNoYes?Yes
Apple Inc.iPad20109.7LCD601 g (21.2 oz)768 × 102424-bit? color9iOSYesWi-FiYesiBooks & system-wide dictionary with iOS 5Yes16-64 GBSD via Camera Connection KitNoYes?Yes
Barnes & NobleNook Color20107LCD450 g (16 oz)600 × 102416M8Android 2.2YesWi-Fi 802.11b/g/nfor B&N Kids BooksYesYes2 GB, 1 GB availablemicroSDHCNoYesYes?
EctacojetBook20085LCD212 g (7.5 oz)480 × 6401620LinuxNoNoNoYesYes112 MBSDHCNoNoYesNo
Elonex705EB20107LCD190 g (6.7 oz)480 × 800256?8?NoNo?No?4 GBmicroSDHC?No?No
Notion InkAdam[9]201110.1Pixel Qi725 g (25.6 oz)600 × 1024?15AndroidYesWi-Fi, 3GYes??1GB DDR2 RAM
1GB SLC
microSDYesYes??
PocketBookPocketBook IQ 70120107LCD516 g (18.2 oz)600 × 800262K color8Android 2.0YesWi-FiYesYesYes2 GBSDHCYesYesYesNo
TrekStoreBook Reader 3.020117LCD275 g (9.7 oz)800 × 480?8MicroC/OS-IINoNoNoNoYes2 GBmicroSDHCNoNoYesNo
ZzbookeReader HD[10]20107TFT-LCD300 g (11 oz)800 × 480168LinuxNoNo???2 GBmicroSD????
MakerModelIntro yearScreen size (inch)Screen typeWeightScreen pixelsScreen shadesHours reading[a]Operating systemTouch screen[b]Wireless networkText-to-speechIntegrated dictionaryDirectory organizationInternal storageCard reader slotReplaceable batteryWeb browserLibrary DRM compatibleUSB peripherals


File format support[edit]

See Comparison of e-book formats for details on the file formats.

The most notable formats are:

Maker
Model
Number
.arg
.azw
.chm
.djvu
.doc
.epub
.html
.lbr
.lit
.mobi
.mp3
.opf
.pdb
.pdg
.pdf
.tr3
.txt
.fb2
.rtf
.tcr
.cbr
.cbz
.gif
.jpg
.png
.tiff
.bmp
.docx
.wmv
.flv
.m4v
.mov
.avi
.mpeg1/2/4
Aluratek
Liber Touch
9
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
No
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Aluratek
Libre Air
11
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (non-DRM only)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Partial (non-DRM only
Partial (non-DRM only)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
No
No
No
No
No
No
Aluratek
Libre Color eBook Reader
10
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Partial (non-DRM only)
Aluratek
Libre Pro
8
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Partial (non-DRM only)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Partial (non-DRM only)
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
?
?
?
No
No
No
No
No
No
Amazon.com
Kindle 3 Wi-Fi & 3G
12+
No
Yes
?
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Amazon.com
Kindle DX
12
No
Yes
?
No
?
No
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Amazon.com
Kindle 2
12
No
Yes
?
No
?
No
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
?
?
No
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Amazon.com
Kindle
?
No
Yes
?
?
No
No
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Asus
Eee Reader DR900
?
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Nook Color
15+
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Barnes & Noble
Nook
4
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
Barnes & Noble
Nook Simple Touch
8
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
?
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
Bookeen
Cybook Orizon
8
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Bookeen
Cybook Opus
6
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Bookeen
Cybook Gen3
7
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
bq
Movistar ebook bq
14
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Condor Technology
eGriver IDEO
18
No
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Condor Technology Associates
eGriver Touch
8
No
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
EBS Technology
Agebook+6
12
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Ectaco
JetBook Color
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Elonex
Elonex ebook
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Endless ideas
BeBook One (Hanlin V3 clone)[17]
23
No
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Endless ideas
BeBook Mini (Hanlin V5 clone)[17]
23
No
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Foxit Corp.
eSlick
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Hanvon
WISEreader N516 [18]
?
No
?
No
?
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Hanvon
WISEreader N518 [19
?
No
?
No
?
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Hanvon
WISEreader N520 [20]
?
No
?
No
?
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Hanvon
WISEreader N526 [21]
?
No
?
No
?
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Interead
COOL-ER
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
iPapyrus Inc. [22]
iPapyrus 6 [23]
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
iRex Technologies
Digital Reader 800
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
iRex Technologies
Digital Reader 1000
9
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
iRex Technologies
iLiad
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Iriver
Story
?
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
?
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Maker
Model
Number
'.arg
.azw
.chm
.djvu
.doc
.epub
.html
.lbr
.lit
.mobi
.mp3
.opf
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.avi
.mpeg1/2/4
Iriver
IRiver Story HD
15
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
?
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
italica GmbH [24]
Paperback 1.0
6 [25]
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
JinKe
Hanlin V2
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
JinKe
Hanlin V3
19
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
JinKe
Hanlin V5
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Kobo [26]
eReader
3
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Kobo
eReader WiFi
9
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Kobo
eReader Touch [27]
14
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (raw markup)
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
Kogan Technologies [28]
Kogan eBook Reader
16 [29]
No
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Kolporter
eClicto
?
No
?
No
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Newsmy [30]
e6210 [31]
?
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Onyx Inc. [32]
Boox A60/60S [23]
22
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Onyx Inc.
Boox X60/60S [33]
22
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Onyx Inc.
Boox M90/90S [23]
22
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Onyx Inc.[32]
Boox M92/92s [23]
22
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Onyx Inc.
BOOX I62
22
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Onyx Inc.
BOOX I62HD
22
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Onyx Inc.
BOOX I62ML
22
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
PocketBook
PocketBook 360 Plus
18
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
?
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
PocketBook
PocketBook Pro 602
18
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
?
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
PocketBook
PocketBook Pro 603
18
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
?
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
PocketBook
PocketBook Pro 902
18
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
?
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
PocketBook
PocketBook Pro 903
18
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
?
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
Samsung
Papyrus
3
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Samsung
E6
?
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sony
Librié
?
No
?
No
?
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sony
Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300 [34]
6
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sony
Reader PRS-500 [35]
9
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sony
Reader PRS-505
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
No
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
No
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sony
Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 [36]
12
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
Yes
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sony
Reader PRS-700
?
?
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
Yes
?
?
?
Yes
?
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Sony
Reader Daily Edition PRS-900 [37]
11
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Spring Design [38]
Alex eReader
5
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Stereo International Enterprise Co, Ltd (Taiwan)[39]
ES600 [39]
8
No
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
TrekStor
eBook Reader 3.0
8
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Partial (only from FileMgr
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Velocity Micro [40]
Cruz Reader
14+
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Velocity Micro [41]
Cruz Tablet T103
14+
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Velocity Micro [42]
Cruz Tablet T301
14+
No
Yes
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Wolder Electronics [43]
Boox-S [23]
14
No
No
?
No
?
Yes
Yes
No
No
Partial (no DRM)
Yes
?
No
?
Yes
?
Yes
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Maker
Model
Number
.arg
.azw
.chm
.djvu
.doc
.epub
.html
.lbr
.lit
.mobi
.mp3
.opf
.pdb
.pdg
.pdf
.tr3
.txt
.fb2
.rtf
.tcr
.cbr
.cbz
.gif
.jpg
.png
.tiff
.bmp
.docx
.wmv
.flv
.m4v
.mov
.avi
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This list is missing many of the 1st and 2nd generation e-reader devices from the 1990s to 2005.

This list can be expanded by adding Unicode support information for e-readers. Such information is very difficult to find right now.

Changes[edit]

Rebranded devices[edit]


Other mobile text viewers[edit]

A Symbian OS smartphone used as an e-book reader

Some portable multimedia players and smartphones include a text viewer, e.g. several Cowon players, including the Cowon D2 and the iAUDIO U3 and Mobipocket Reader for Symbian OS and Windows Mobile mobile phones and devices. Adobe Reader mobile also turns Windows Mobile devices (for example, Samsung Omnia) into e-book viewers. Apple's iPad, iPhone,[11] and iPod Touch are acquiring status as e-book readers through a variety of e-reader apps. WordPlayer, FBReader, Aldiko or Mantano Reader turn Android phones into e-book readers. The BlackBerry PlayBook has a number of excellent e-book applications. Palm OS based devices and smartphones are also usable for reading books. PalmOS supports PalmDoc, iSilo, Mobipocket reader, PDF, HTML conversion, text format, Handstory, TealDoc among many other software titles, and word processing.

Some mobile devices support word processing. Some fully functional tablet notebooks (with screens that turn 180 degrees and lie with the back to the keyboard) and subnotebooks are used as e-book readers.

See also[edit]

Table notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b battery life, usually requires Wifi/3G to be turned off
  2. ^ a b Touch screen: "Yes" - finger touchable; "Stylus" - touchable with stylus only; "No" - no touch screen
  3. ^ Android 2.3 has built-in TTS that can be used by certain apps. However, the Kindle app is not one of them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus 2 LED on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  3. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus maxi on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  4. ^ "TrekStor Pyrus mini on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Wexler Flex ONE on the manufacturers homepage". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  6. ^ "Kindle Fire - Full Color 7" Multi-Touch Display with Wi-Fi - More than a Tablet". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  7. ^ a b "iPad 2 Technical Specifications". Apple. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  8. ^ "iPad 2 Technical Specifications". Apple. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  9. ^ "Tech Specs". NotionInk.com. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  10. ^ "eReader HD". zzbook.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  11. ^ Stone, Brad (2010-06-21). "Amazon and Barnes & Noble Cut E-Reader Prices". The New York Times. 

External links[edit]