A. Pi is just the beginning of an initiative from Infibeam.com to create a digital platform that weaves together eBooks and Reading Devices. eBooks includes Books, Newspapers and Magazines and other text-based content in digital format. Likewise Reading Devices include computer, Pi and many other eBook readers. Customers can read digital content from any source on Pi or read eBooks from Infibeam on any device including Pi. That is how open our initiative is.
Our platform covers the full spectrum from digitization of content to distribution online. We're working with content owners and leveraging technologies & expertise from many sources wherever required. This whole concept of creating a digital platform for Indian audience at the right price and with the most important features is what is novel and green. We will be creating many more Pi's in future - more advanced, more unique.
A. Please click below link to see the exact formats supported
A. Please click below link to see the exact formats supported
A. As long as the format is supported and the DRM requirements are satisfied you can import your own files from any computer / operating system including PCs & MAC.
A. Pi does not have wireless. eBooks will need to be downloaded via USB from a computer.
A. Pi does not support download over wireless. eBooks will need to be downloaded via USB from a computer.
A. Pi does not have wireless support so you cannot browse the internet.
A. Yes Pi supports text search. You can enter text through a keyboard that is activated and controlled on the screen through the square button.
A. Pi does not support text to speech. However it does support mp3 files and audiobooks.
A. Yes Pi reads images within documents such as PDF.
A. The current version of Pi offers the most essential features such as readability, light weight, audio playback and support to read our own documents at the best price. We are working on higher versions of Pi which will have more features at additional cost. These versions will be launched sometime later this year.
A. Please write to us at [email protected] with your requirement and we'll get back to you.
A. Please visit our eBooks store at http://www.infibeam.com/eBooks/ to see the selection.
A. Rs. 9999 is for the eBookReader. Each eBook has a separate price which you will need to buy separately.
A. We are sorry we cannot provide a comparison with Kindle at present. If you have any specific questions we'll be glad to answer.
A. All eBook readers come with a technology called as EInk. This technology does not have any backlight in order to prevent glare / strain on eyes and make reading easier for long hours. So in order to read at nights you'll need an external source of light.
A. All eBook readers come with a technology called as EInk. This technology does not have any backlight which puts less strain on the eyes making it easier for long reading sessions on an electronic device. You can read about EInk over here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Ink
A. DRM is a process used to prevent piracy and copying of digital information such as eBooks, Music etc. For more technical details please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management. There are also free eBooks which have not gone through a DRM process. In short if you've bought an ebook from anywhere (or if its a free ebook) and the format is supported by Pi, you'll be able to copy it to Pi and read it. If you copy the eBook from a friend's computer who bought it you will not be able to read it on Pi since that is piracy.
A. Yes. Its beautiful.
A. It uses a linux core.
A. The EInk technology used on Pi supports gray scale only. So it cannot display colored images.
A. The Pi display has a resolution of 600x800 pixels with 166 dpi B&W and 8 grayscale.
A. The battery life of Pi lasts 10,000 page refreshes.
A. Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithali, Malyalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu (Kindly note that a few non-supported fonts in regional languages, cannot be read in Infibeam Pi.)
A. Length: 5 Inch, Width: 3.5 Inch
A. SD card and SDHC card can be used with Pi to store Data. The maximum capacity is 4 GB. Micro SD cards cannot be used with Pi.
A. When you scan a file, if you don't perform any OCR (optical character recognition) the pdf file is nothing but an image. When you zoom in on text eReaders have to reflow the text accordingly to fit the page text on screen. In an image, reflow is not possible without the eReader having to do OCR. Try this - Click the square button, on context menu click on Font icon and then click on the Zoom In (the lens icon), see the magic. Use the arrows to navigate the zoomed image. Use square button again to zoom more. Not ideal for reading a full book, but good enough for reading a 1-2 pager. If you want to scan books to Pi, please use an OCR software.
A. Yes. All firmware updates as and when they come up, will be provided through an email for download free of cost.
A. Its as much a content issue as a reader issue. All mobile readers face these challenges. eBooks have to go through a design for them to suit a mobile readers. http://craigmod.com/journal/ipad_and_books/ explains more on text reflows.
A. Infibeam Phi is an incredible 7 inch touch screen media device that supports different multimedia formats to get education, entertainment and much more at your finger tips.
A. Please click below links to see the exact formats supported
A. Android Phi comes with Android 1.5 while Windows Phi comes with Windows CE 6.0.
A. Yes, we will come up with firmware to upgrade operating system within short time.
A. Phi comes with Wi-Fi. You can connect to internet with the help of Wi-Fi.
A. Phi comes with Mini USB connector. You can connect Phi to computer with the help of this connector. You can also connect to computer with the help of Wi-Fi.
A. No, it does not.
A. We cannot guarantee right now, we are working with telecom service providers to enable drivers to be able to support various wireless internet USB dongles.
A. Both versions of the Phi come with Resistive Touch Screen.
A. The screen is LCD based which can cause a glare if not held in proper position and may cause some strain over eyes while reading for long hours
A. No it is not possible. Both versions of the Phi comes with virtual keyboard you can use them for typing.
A. Android Phi comes with Gravity Sensor.
A. Except word and text files you cannot create or edit office documents in Phi.
A. Phi suppports MicroSD / TF cards.
A. Both versions of the Phi come with 8 GB internal memory. You can expand memory by installing Micro SD or TF card with maximum size of 32 GB.
A. As of now it is available only through the Infibeam.com.
A. Android Phi comes with Android Market. You can download applications from there. For Windows Phi you need to search application compatible for Windows CE 6.0.
A. Phi is more tuned for viewing movies and does not come with features like font changes which are available on Pi.
A. Pi is better for reading.
A. Phi will be shipped to India only.