Verizon Micro Launches Cruz e-Reader For Pre-Order

Velocity Micro has announced its sleek, slim and stylish Cruz e-Reader and it is available for pre-order now. Cruz Reader goes everywhere you do and fits perfectly in one hand at under one pound and about a half inch thick. The Cruz reader runs on Google’s Android 2.0 OS for a better user experience. Cruz Reader’s touch screen display is ideal for viewing eBooks and magazines, plus web pages and movies.

The Cruz Reader features 7” diagonal(800×600) TFT slim full colour touch screen, 256 MB RAM, WI-Fi connectivity, built-in tilt activated accelerometer, optional docking station and it can playback video in a full 720p.


Technical Specifications of Cruz Reader

L x B x H7.55″ X 5.6″ X .57″
Weight1 lb
TypeTFT Slim Premium Resistive
Size7.0”(17.8 cm) with 4:3 aspect ratio
Pixels(800 X 600)pixels
Input/ User Interface
InputAccess to the Cruz Market, Built in tilt activated accelerometer, Multitasking
System Properties
Operating SystemAndroid OS 2.0
Memory Storage
Internal256 MB Built in & 4GB Bundled SD card inserted
Memory Card SupportedSD, SDHC for upgradable storage
WLANWi-Fi 802.11b/g
Music, Video, Image, e-book
Music FormatMP3, WAV, AAC, WMA
Video FormatMPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Image FormatJPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
eBook supportePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, HTML
TypeLi-Ion replaceable
Battery back up10+ hours of life & 6+ hours reading
Standby Time24+ hours
Other FeaturesBuilt in tilt activated accelerometer
Built-in Dictionary
Alarm Clock
Colour AvailabilityBlack


The Cruz Reader supports ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, HTML reader formats. Cruz Reader have Access to over 2 Million eBooks via included Borders E-book library portal application. Users can browse the web from any hotspot via integrated 802.11 b/g wifi and download and watch full movies and other videos on a crystal clear 4:3 display. Additional features such as video playback and web browsing provide a much richer experience than traditional e-ink readers at a more reasonable price than a tablet.

The Cruz Reader’ battery gives battery back up of 10+ hours of life, 24 hours standby time & 6+ hours reading.

Cruz Reader features

1. Google Android 2.0 OS for a better user experience.

2. 720p High res video and high quality audio playback with no proprietary content restrictions.

3. Internet Browser included.

4. Supports ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, HTML reader files.

5. 802.11b/g wifi and full Web browser support.

6. Built in accelerometer for easy viewing from any angle.

7. USB and SD card slot for upgradable storage, including a 2GB SD.

8. Enough storage for over 1000 books.

Price & Availability

Cruz Reader is now available for pre-order from VerizonMicro, pricing at $199.99 with one year limited warranty with Velocity Micro’s award winning support. Cruz Reader will gets into markets from early September(most probably on Sep 8th) of year 2010

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