Pocketbook’s 701 Android tablet/ereader has cleared the FCC, and now the company has shared a few details on what differentiates it from the Pandigital Novel. ¬†According to a Russian spokesperson for Pocketbook, the PB701 will be open to installing third-party apps (there’s a suggestion of Android Market support, but that could be poorly translated) and will run Android 2.0 at launch with a 2.2 Froyo update pencilled in for December 2010.

Meanwhile there’s also video and audio support, unlike on the Pandigital Novel. ¬†Most significantly, however, Pocketbook says that the software has been updated for the IQ, which should hopefully address some of the usability issues that plagued the early Novel units.

[via The Digital Reader]