Thanks to kanel
who found this article
According to Philippe CitroŽn, director of Sony France, the Sony liseuse should be available in France around mid-september, for 300Ä.
The newspaper Le Figaro
who reported the news was unable to find out whether it would be sold by large chain stores like the Fnac ; according to M. CitroŽn, they are still finalising a distribution deal.
I'm thrilled to see another liseuse appearing on the marken in France but I really hope that price will go down before the launch : 300Ä is significantly more expensive than the US price or even the UK price. Although if there is enough publicity, perhaps at least more people will become aware of ebooks, even if they don't buy a Sony (unless it's imported from the states
). More public exposure and more competition is what ebooks need after all !