Pandigital Planet eReader leaks at FCC – quick technical specs review

Better known for its cheap photo frames, Pandigital started just a year or so ago to make eReaders. Their first one, Pandigital Novel 7 was only a partial success (see our Pandigital Novel 7 review) but now Pandigital is launching a new model, Pandigital Planet, a little bit more open but still without the official Android Market. Fortunately, it does run the SlideMe 3rd party app store and, presumably it will be able to run Amazon Android Market as well which is a major accomplishment.

Some early¬†details¬†leaked on FCC’s website, like 7″ large LCD screen, still 800×600 resolution, still the same crappy resistive touchscreen (when will they learn?) but a useful microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB cards, a USB 2.0 Host/OTG, microphone, a new HDMI output and dual cameras (back and front). The device will run Android 2.2 and it is potentially ripe for rooting. Since the device, even with HDMI out and dual camera, will still be marketed as an eReader, it will retain Barnes & Noble eBook store but will also add pre-installed apps like Facebook, virus protection (not sure how important that is in Android world at this point, whether it will be effective or just a marketing gimmick). Pandigital Planet also lists an interesting list of codec capability including MOV, MP4, DIVX / XVID, h264, h263, MPEG4, etc.

We got the full technical specs and some photos (see after the break)

Pandigital Planet Technical Specifications

Product Specs:

  • 7″ Resistive Touch Digital TFT LCD
  • Resolution 600×800 pixels


  • Outer case: 5.25″w x 7.75″h
  • Screen 7″

Android OS version:

  • 2.2

Compatible Media Sources:

  • Up 20 32GB microSDHC

Compatible File Formats:

  • eBooks – EPUB, PDF
  • Photo – JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, non-animated GIF
  • Audio – MP3, WAV, AAC
  • Video – Codecs supported: MPEG 4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DIVX HD/XVID
  • Video – File formats supported: 3GP, AVI, FLC, 3GPP, MOV, MP4, 3G2

OfficeSuite Compatible File Formats:

  • Word – DOC, DOCX
  • Excel – XLS, XLSX, CSV
  • Power Point – PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX
  • Text – TXT, PDF


  • Front 0.3MP, Rear 1.3MP

USB Ports:

  • Mini USB 2.0 host/OTG

Internal Storage:

  • 2GB


  • Wi-Fi (802.11 B/G/N)

Hdmi Output:

  • Hdmi output port supports 480p, 720p or 1080p

Audio input/output:

  • Built-in microphone
  • Built-in sereo speakers
  • Stereo-mini earphone jack

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