Borders Adds Velocity Micro Cruz Reader and Tablet

by Reads (11,889)

Borders is adding to its hodgepodge of eReading devices, this time including the Velocity Micro Cruz Reader and Micro Cruz Tablet unveiled last July.

Both devices are now available for preorder on the Borders eBookstore, and are similar to the recently updated Pandigital Novel in that the devices eschew eInk in favor of color LCD and sport other tablet-specific specs.

Velocity Micro Cruz ReaderTo wit, the Velocity Micro Cruz Reader runs Google Android 2.0 and has a 4:3 800 x 600 pixel screen, SD card slot, 802.11 b/g WiFi, full web browser, 720p video playback, USB port and an accelerometer. Reading features include built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar and other apps.

The Cruz Tablet shares many of the same specs, but has a 16:9 800 x 480 pixel capactive touchscreen, 802.11 n WiFi, on-board microphone and 4GB of internal storage.

Pricing and Availability

The Velocity Micro Cruz Reader will ship September 30th for $200. The Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet will ship October 15th for $300.

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