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Old 06-13-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
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Specs of Bookeen Cybook E-Ink reader

Because we all are just dying for Bookeen to hurry up and deliver us a full-fledged E-Ink based e-reader, we can't help but mention a couple of specs that were leaked to us through MobileReader Hadrien. The new Cybook by Bookeen will have pretty much the same hardware specs like eREAD's STAReBOOK reader, and just like the STAReBOOK, it'll be conveniently light-weight (the STAReBOOk weighs only 176g vs. the Sony Reader with 250g).

If Bookeen's engineers did their job right, they'll surprise us with a very capable software. Current rumor has it that the Cybook will support Open eBook, PDF, HTML, RTF, at least one format with DRM (perhaps most likely Mobipocket (see Nat's reply)), and MP3. Other formats may also be possible.

The rumored launch is summer 2007 at a price of around 350 Euro and US$350 in Europe and the US, respectively.

We'll try everything to squeeze out some more information from Bookeen for you.

Edit: Some additional info found via this French blog:
  • Weight: 183g
  • Dimension: 118 x 188 x 8,5 mm
  • Screen: (90mm by 120mm) 6-inch SVGA 800x600 4 grey scales, 166.7 ppi
  • Battery: 8.000 page turns

Related: Picture of New Bookeen Cybook
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