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Old 07-06-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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MobileRead exclusive : sneak preview of the Bookeen Opus

At the MobileRead Meet-up in Paris this Saturday we had the pleasure and the privilege of getting a visit from Michael Dahan, co-founder of Bookeen, in person, for an exclusive sneak preview of their new 5" model, the Opus.

We have to say that it looks positively gorgeous and we're very impressed with the ergonomy, and, well, we're frankly coveting one. Here are some specs :
  • 5" high definition e-ink screen (200dpi, 600x800 pixels)
  • Ultra light-weight : 150 grammes.
  • 1go internal memory (twice the capacity of the Cybook Gen3)
  • Truly pocket-sized !
  • Excellent ergonomy with convenient well-placed page-turning buttons on the side of the screen for one-handed use.
  • An accelerometer allows you to use it in either hand.
  • ePUB and PDF support (with or without DRM) via the Adobe Reader Mobile SDK.
  • 12 different type sizes
  • Folder support !
  • User replaceable battery.
  • Memory card expansion slot (Micro SD).

MobileRead member Xaaf and Clément from ebouquin were kind enough to document the unboxing for us and we thank them for the photos, which you will find here and here.

See the whole unboxing gallery on flickr here.

EDIT : video action !

here is first one, showing the navigation and the interface (including folders), or see it on dailymotion.



accelerometer video !
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...-rotation_tech



fast advance :
http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...er-screen_tech


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