Pandigital is a company known for making digital photo frames, but this time they’re showing an interesting e-reader called The Novel. This device ships in June, runs Android and it’ll be available for $199. The e-book reader integrates Barnes & Noble content, in spite of Novel being a competitor for the B & N’s own e-reader.
Pandigital Novel features a 7 inch display with a 800 x 600 pixel resolution, WiFi and a sleek white bezel. Its specs list includes an ARM 11 processor, 1GB internal memory, a SD/MMC card slot, support for automatic adjusting between portrait and landscape mode when the device is tilted. Among the supported eBook formats you’ll find PDF, EPUB and HTML.
The Novel comes with a built-in web browser, email, MP3 player, support for the playback of some video formats and images. There’s also a mini USB port available for transferring files from computers. An interesting feature is the one called LendMe, allowing users to share eBooks with friends for 14 days.