We got our hands on the Kyobo Reader a few weeks ago and though it was glitchy, we were under the impression that it was still not streat ready. The Digital Reader came out with the first review of the Kyobo eReader and it seems that the pre-release feeling appeared in their street ready review unit.
The Kyobo e-Reader has a 5.7-inch, 1024 x 768 resolution with a Mirasol display with a respectable 223ppi multi-touch display. Under the hood we’ve got a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 (single-core) processor running Android 2.3.
The good thing about the review is that the issues they complain about are software focused so we could see some improvements quickly rolled out to fix these bugs. There were issues with loading apps, subpar battery life and long load times. The reading app crashed frequently during testing, the device was unable to load DRM-protected ebooks even after authorizing with Adobe DE, the reader displays Epub formats incorrectly, PDF view controls proved poor and YouTube video playback proved slow and stilted.
The good news, the display though it could be dialed up a bit on the saturation lived up to its end of the bargain. And the page turn speed is slightly faster than the Kindle Touch!
Looks like a firmware update or two was needed before this eReader was sent out for review, fingers crossed it gets some TLC before it starts shipping in Korea.