Experience stories like never before

139,90€ Buy

Agile, in all respects

At just 9.5 mm thick and weighing just 185 g, it's so thin and light you won't even know you're carrying it. It's the perfect device for taking with you wherever you go.

Its 1 GHz IMX6 processor allows for fast, responsive page-turns and exploration. Access to the dictionaries and store is super-fast, while downloading files over Wi-Fi takes just a matter of seconds.

Spanish R&D&I

The bq Cervantes’ operating system has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers and experts specialising in the user experience. The result is firmware that closely matches the real needs of e-book readers.

Highly intuitive interface

Enjoy a comfortable and intuitive user experience. Handle your bq Cervantes with one or two hands, press anywhere on the right or left sides of the screen to turn the page, and find a book in the store or library or on the SD card by simply entering the title, author or keyword in the search field. Technology that serves the user.

An interface that speaks your language

The interface of the bq Cervantes is available in all the official languages of Spain (Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Basque), as well as English and Portuguese. Choose your language and discover everything the bq Cervantes has to offer!

Open source

If you’re an advanced user and you’ve installed the developers’ version of the bq Cervantes’ firmware, you can modify the interface yourself. We’ve published the source code for our software under a GPL*, and you can find out all the details on this website.
*The published source code does not include any program or functionality that requires an external, non-bq licence.

Configure your library

Group your books in customised collections or organise them by genre, author, date of publication… whatever you prefer. You can also mark books as Unread, Reading or Read and organise them on that basis. Almacénalos en sus 8 GB de memoria interna ampliables a 32 GB mediante tarjeta SD.

Customise your reading

An e-reader lets you read the way you want – and a bq e-reader, even more so. The bq Cervantes includes eight text sizes and seven fonts that you can combine however you like in order to obtain the text view that best suits your needs. You can also adjust the margins, viewing mode and line spacing, and change the settings so that the time, percentage of the book read and page number are shown on the screen while you’re reading.

The best dictionaries

The bq Cervantes includes an English reference dictionary (Wordnet), a Spanish reference dictionary (Clave SM) and an English-Spanish/Spanish-English dictionary (Semantix). Looking up a word in any of them is as easy as selecting the word and choosing the dictionary you want to search for it in. Now you won’t have to abandon the page every time you need to use the dictionary.

bq Cervantes
also includes
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TIRESIAS
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A font that improves legibility and makes text easier to read for those with impaired vision.

Compatible with the most common formats

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FONT SIZE FONT JUSTIFICATION MARGIN LINE SPACING
epub X X X X
pdf X - - -
fb2 X X - X
mobi X X - X
doc X X - X
txt X X - X
rtf X X - X
metadata
METADATA EXTRACTION, TABLE OF CONTENTS AND COVER
epub X
pdf X
fb2 X
mobi X
doc -
txt -
rtf -
viewer options
LANDSCAPE AND ZOOM NOTE HIGHLIGHTING HYPERLINKS DICTIONARY BOOKMARKS
epub - X X X
pdf X - X X
fb2 - - - X
mobi - - - X
doc - - - X
txt - - - X
rtf - - - X

The bq Cervantes is compatible with .epub, .fb2 and .pdf files, which are the formats used by the majority of e-books. This allows you to choose from among thousands of titles and online stores in which to buy them. And thanks to your device’s Wi-Fi technology, you can download them directly onto your e-reader and start reading straight away. Most e-readers from other brands only read their own formats, forcing you to buy

books exclusively from their store or convert them using programs such as Calibre. But with bq, you get total freedom of choice. The bq Cervantes is also compatible with .mobi, .doc, .rtf and .txt files.*

Multi-platform reading

The bq Cervantes includes an entire ecosystem for reading. The aim of this system is to make buying books as easy as possible and to make sure you have access to your books on all your electronic devices. The e-books you buy are stored in your account, not on your bq Cervantes, meaning you can read them on any device that is linked to your account – whether it’s another e-reader, a tablet or a smartphone. You can even continue reading the book from where you last left off, keeping any notes, bookmarks and underlining, regardless of which device you used to make them.

Frontlight technology. Light up your reading

Our Frontlight technology illuminates the screen of your e-reader, allowing you to read in the dark. The light does not emanate from the back, as it does with tablets, smartphones and laptops: instead, it's projected onto the surface of the screen. As a result, it doesn’t shine into your eyes, produce reflections or tire out your vision. It illuminates evenly and without shadows, while the brightness level can be adjusted in order to suit your needs.

A screen made for reading

Our Frontlight technology illuminates the screen of your e-reader, allowing you to read in the dark. The light does not emanate from the back, as it does with tablets, smartphones and laptops: instead, it's projected onto the surface of the screen. As a result, it doesn’t shine into your eyes, produce reflections or tire out your vision. It illuminates evenly and without shadows, while the brightness level can be adjusted in order to suit your needs.

A screen made for reading

E Ink Pearl, the world’s whitest screen

On an e-reader, comfortable reading depends on the contrast level of the screen. The lighter the background and the darker the text, the more comfortable it is to read. The bq Cervantes boasts an E Ink Pearl screen, which is the whitest on the market and therefore offers the greatest levels of contrast. The chromatic difference between the text and the background, allied to its high-definition resolution of 758 x 1024 px and its 16 different levels of greyscale, means text appears clear, sharp and well-defined.

IR touch detection. More control, greater precision

The touch-detection system of the bq Cervantes works using infrared technology. IR sensors are located all around the border of the screen, generating an invisible grid that detects the precise point at which your finger interacts with the screen. It’s a much more precise and exact technology than that used in capacitive screens, which incorporate a capacitive layer that adds extra, undesirable shine. The screen of the bq Cervantes, which doesn’t have this layer, is entirely matt.

Specifications

    • Cervantes

      Cervantes

      139,90€ Buy
  • Dimensions and weight

    • 169 x 116 x 9,5 mm
      185 g
  • Screen

    • 6 "
      PVI E-Ink Pearl HD
      Infrarrojos (zForce® Tecnología táctil de Neonode)
      16
      Tecnología Front light
  • Memory

    • 8 GB
      512 MB
  • Processor

    • Freescale i.MX 6SoloLite 1 GHz
  • Battery

    • Li-ion 1500 mAh
  • Compatible formats

    • .epub, .pdf, .fb2, .mobi, .doc, .rtf, .txt
      .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .ico, .mng, .pbm, .pgm, .ppm, .tga, .tiff, .xbm, .xpm
  • Operating temperature

    • 0ºC~45ºC ºC
      -10ºC~60ºC ºC
  • Connections

      • MicroSD™ slot, up to 32 GB
  • Available dictionaries

      • English definition: Wordnet *
      • EN-ES / ES-EN: Semantix *
      • Spanish definition: Clave (SM) *
  • Connectivity

      • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
      • Micro-USB 2.0
  • Box contents

    • bq Cervantes Cable micro-USB a USB Documentación