Germany’s PocketBook wrapped up its week by launching multiple slates ahead of the IFA tech expo.
Like many others in the IT industry, Pocketbook intends to secure a share of the growing e-reader market, only it plans to come out with more force than some other companies did.
PocketBook’s ProBook tablet line up consists of 5 different models including the 602, 603, 902 and 903. The 602 and 603 will feature 6-inch touch screens while the 902 and 903 will feature 9.7-inch screens, much like the iPad. Additionally, all 4 tablets will feature a Linux-based operating system, WiFi, Bluetooth and 2GB of storage while both the 902 and 903 will also feature a Wacom touchscreen and optional 3G – both very highly sought after features.
Additionally, PocketBook also has another tablet named the IQ that is the company’s “entertainment model”. 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.
PocketBook is expected to show these tablets off further during the IFA conference. PocketBook does have limited sales in the US as well as other parts of Europe and could bring the new models to other countries soon.