There’s a new E Ink tablet milling around, that just showed up on Indiegogo: MobiScribe. It supports handwritten notes and drawings, plus it comes with a stylus, at just $199. It supports both finger and pen input.
You can use fingers to flip pages, while reading eBooks and navigate the UI. You can also use a Wacom pen with support for up to 4096 levels of pressure, for drawing or writing. MobiScribe will retail for $339 and it’ll ship in February. Early birds get it at $199 on an Indiegogo campaign. The price includes the MobiScribe, pen and cover, but the offer only lasts for 150 backers.
Specs are pretty modest, including an i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor and a mere 512 MB of RAM. There’s also good old Android 4.4 in the mix, so that’s not flattering. MobiScribe is a new brand, we haven’t heard of before, so we’re rather cautious with it. The product comes from a company called TeamUC, which has listed an eReader with similar specs, but different looks.
At least the screen sounds OK: 6.8 inch, 1440 x 1080 pixels, with E Ink Carta display tech. There’s also 8 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 1500 mAh battery. On the connectivity front we have WiFi b/g/n and a microUSB port.