Russian eReader Gets Multi-Touch Support

There’s a new firmware out for the Onext Touch & Read 001, and it uses the capacitive touch screen to add support for pinch-zoom.

The Onext Touch & Read was launched last year and it’s based on a 6″ Sipix screen. It Wifi, 2GB Flash storage, a microSD card slot as well as a calendar, organizer, web browser, and other apps.

Past updates added new format support, bug fixes, and general performance improvements. The new update adds the ability to use 2 fingers to zoom in on images and text.

This eReader is not available in the US but similar hardware has shown up in Europe under different brand names. With luck these new features will also be integrated into the other eReaders.

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